CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two months after undergoing an experimental new stem cell procedure, a popular Cleveland on-air personality is speaking out about her progress.
WZAK's Kym Sellers, who has multiple sclerosis, became in February the first person in Ohio to have the procedure, which extracts millions of stem cells from body fat, then deploys them back into the body through an IV.
The outpatient procedure was performed at the Ohio Stem Cell Treatment Center in Beachwood by a team of surgeons including the center's founders Dr. Mark Foglietti and Dr. Michael Kellis.
Kym still comes to tears thinking about it. The procedure isn't FDA approved and is considered patient-funded research.
Since the procedure, Kym said she's noticed improvements in her breathing, pain levels, edema and mobility. She said she can tell her body is trying to fight the disease.
Her doctors call it a "remarkable response" and are already planning to treat her again.
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