As amazing as this may seem the story is true. Facts like these often escape our attention unless we see it on Facebook or Twitter.
A 20 year old college student was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive brain tumor in 2012. The tumor was the size of a tennis ball. She went through surgery and aggressive chemo therapy. The tumor returned and was considered terminal.
Researchers at Duke University had been working with a modified Polio virus therapy. Polio was once a dreaded disease in this country. It struck down old and young alike. A former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was crippled from this disease. Thousands of people died from it. Thousands more were kept alive on what was called an iron lung. Tens of thousands more were crippled and needed crutches to function.
In the 1950's Dr Jonas Salk introduced the first vaccine to prevent this disease carried by mosquitoes. When the vaccine was first introduced parents believed a vaccinated person was a silent carrier of the disease. Children were forbidden to play with other children who had been vaccinated. It was like the dark ages when it came to understanding the disease and how it was transmitted.
For generations this disease thanks to one vaccine has been non-existent in the United States.
Amazing how a once dreaded virus capable of killing is now capable of healing.
When faced with the death sentence of a recurrent brain tumor, student Stephanie Lipscomb was given a ray of hope. She was offered a totally experimental trial and would be the first human this therapy was tried on.
Today there was an article posted in USA Today documenting that Stephanie is cancer free and her tumor has disappeared.
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