Resident gearing up for new procedure

An innovative new treatment may bring a shining light of hope to a local man who has been battling with a debilitating disease.

An innovative new treatment may bring a shining light of hope to a local man who has been battling with a debilitating disease.

Chris Hambruch, who has had multiple sclerosis since 1982, is hoping that a new treatment in California will reverse some of the damage the disease has done.

“Hopefully there will be relief of some of my symptoms after this,” said Hambruch, who is booked for a Transvascular Autonomic Modulation (TVAM) and Stem Cell Treatment for the end of the month.

“It would be a really nice treat if I was able to stand up and give my wife and kids a hug as well.”

Some of the symptoms he hopes to see improvement in include better mobility on his left side, better regulation of body temperature, and increase in autonomic body functions.

The TVMA treatment, similar to the Liberation treatments Hambruch has received in the past, open up the veins and restore proper circulation in the body. The stem cell treatment, where they harvest stem cells from body fat, is new so Hambruch doesn’t know quite what to expect.

These state of the art procedures take place at a medical facility in Newport Beach, California, unfortunately putting it outside of Canada’s medical system. The Hambruch family is therefore not receiving any financial help from medicare, and must come up with the $15,000 USD on their own. Any contributions to the family would be tremendously helpful, and can be done so by reaching out to Hambruch or donating through a page set up through Facebook.

“Many thanks to the people who have already donated, it has been just overwhelming,” said Hambruch.