Sep 2014

Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld , right, interviews Tina Ceroni and Dr. Harry Atkins

Stem cell patient and doctor tell their story

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“It’s hard to put into words … to describe what it’s like to get your life given back to you in ways you never thought possible.”

Readers of this blog will be familiar with the story of Tina Ceroni, the Burlington, Ontario woman whose devastating Stiff Person Syndrome disease was successfully treated with a stem cell transplant by Dr. Harry Atkins at the Ottawa Hospital. Over the weekend CBC Ottawa brought the patient and the doctor together to talk about how the procedure gave her her life back after the rare autoimmune disorder had taken most of it away. You can see it here.



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