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If Canada Can Do It, Why Can’t the US?

It’s interesting that in Canada, a patient can refer herself to a doctor (see below) and request a stem cell transplant to cure her rare autoimmune disease, but in the US, my friend, Cristy, was turned away from countless clinical … Continue reading

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Chicago, Chicago, That Toddlin’ Town . . .

I guess that title will tell some of you how old I am and others will wonder what the heck a “toddlin’ town” is. If you’re curious check this out. In addition to New York, Sinatra sang about Chicago. The Windy City … Continue reading

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Dr. Cristy Kessler and 5 STEPS Advocate Book Tour | Indiegogo

Gearing up for a very important event. We’re taking Cristy’s book, 5 S.T.E.P.S. to Being Your Own Patient Advocate, on the road in July and are in need of funding to help out. Right now, it’s all out-of-pocket expenses, but it is definitely a worthwhile project as the whole concept related to her book has generated a new venture. Our plan is not only to publish additional books (with workbooks) to serve a broader community of patients, caregivers, and medical professionals, but also to provide personalized service through workshops and one-on-one consultations, teaching patients and their caregivers how to open doors that have been shut by conventional healthcare systems. Continue reading

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Five Steps Blog: Cristy’s Mistake

Cristy, like so many others who have been through a dangerous health journey and came out on the other side, explains how her current wellness contributed to her failure to do something she must do to maintain and sustain her … Continue reading

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5 S.T.E.P.S. to Being Your Own Patient Advocate

Guest Post by Cristy L. Kessler In Mid-November the eBook version of 5 S.T.E.P.S to Being your Own Patient Advocate was released and on December 1, the print version was released. It has been an exciting time for me to … Continue reading

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Keeping Cristy: Part 2

Many of you have seen the YouTube video, Keeping Cristy: One of Our Own, which is also on the One of Our Own website. Keeping Cristy: Part 2 chronicles much of what has happened to date with her treatment. Watch it here: Continue reading

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