This correspondence is to thank you and your staff for the help and the health benefits I received.

Three years ago, my girlfriend, Natali, saw the advertisement of the regenerative therapy you offered. I hesitated, but decided to try it because I had attempted everything and did not obtain positive results. I could barely walk and was in pain. Often, the pain did not let me sleep at night. The specialists I consulted concluded that the only solution was prosthesis. The idea of a prosthesis made me feel very sad especially when they stated that an artificial limb on an active person like me could only last about ten years. After that, they would have to reposition fora new prosthesis. At the end of the life of the second prosthesis, they would have to amputate the leg because it would be impossible to position a third prosthesis.At the time of that diagnosis, I was forty-four, which meant that at the approximate age of sixty-four I would become invalid. To me, that diagnosis was a sentence to death. I was a professional Karate instructor and I trained every day. I loved to exercise. Additionally, this discipline gave me the opportunity to move to the United States and become a U.S. citizen.

Thanks to God, our life paths crossed and I had the chance to meet you and try your therapy. I remember the kindness with which you treated me and the confidence that

you had in my treatment. The therapy consisted of six injections directly into the knee. However, at the fourth injection, you concluded that four sessions sufficed. I was surprised and pleased by the fact that you did not care exclusively for monetary gain; you actually cared about the patient.

You recommended that I wear a knee brace to align the knee and the leg, which was completely crooked. In fact, at every step, the knee would twist towards the interior of the leg. Additionally, you suggested that I wear a special pair of orthopedic shoes. Those shoes changed the way I walked and positioned my body at every step.

Three months went by and I did not see any improvement notwithstanding that I followed all instructions. I thought the treatment did not work. My girlfriend, however, insisted that I be patient. Sure enough, after some time, I noticed that my knee felt differently: I did not have any pain, I enjoyed greater mobility of the articulation,and my knee was straight even without the brace.

Now, three years after the initial treatment, I decided to undergo the same therapy to improve my knee even more. I am confident that I can obtain the same positive results.

I wanted to thank you and your entire staff, from the people at the front desk to your assistants in the back, for their professionalism and work ethics. I especially wanted to thank you for giving me the chance to continue dreaming and longing for a normal life.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
A. Policrisi

Dr. Farshchian,

I want to thank you for giving me back my life; that’s something that one year ago I had all but given up on ever happening.

I fell in 1978 and injured my back. Over the ensuing years I went to numerous doctors, none of whom could identify a problem; apparently the problem was in my mind. Then I saw an orthopedic doctor who told me that the only thing that could be done was to insert a metal rod in my back. I went to another orthopedic doctor for a second opinion and got the same verdict. By this time, I had reached a point where I could not bear the pain without continual medication including an epidural every 3-4 months (at a cost of $14,000 a pop to our HMO); I could not get dressed without assistance. I was desperate for a “cure” but was not convincedthat surgery was the answer.

Then, on a flight to Nashville, I read an article in the airline magazine about Dr. Farshchian and The Center for Regenerative Medicine. I searched for other doctors closer to home who performed this procedure, but to no avail. So,after researching the good doctor and his procedure, I decided to give it a try.

My first appointment was in September 2008. I had expected something on a far grander scale but, instead, found a small, unassuming office. My first instinct was to leave and not go through with the procedure; save what I could even though I had already flown to Miami, rented a car and gotten a hotel. But,after talking with some other patients in the small waiting room, I decided to go ahead with it.

Now it’s October 2009 and I’m back for treatments to my neck and knees. The last year has been such a blessing! I’ve not had an epidural in over a year and have not experienced any of the back pain that had plagued me for 30 years. I have been able to climb and play in the mountains with my children and grandchildren;I have been able to enjoy walks and trips with my husband.

The Doctor’s office is still small and unassuming and, in the waiting room, I see others that wear the look of skepticism that I must have worn a year ago. Now, I offer my experience and encouragement to go ahead with it. The Doctor tells me that this will be my last visit to the Center; I am truly a new person with a new lease on life. Dr. Farshchian offered me an alternative to a surgical procedure that, at least in my mind, was risky, expensive and carried no guarantee of success. This procedure may not be the best alternative for all who suffer from the pain that I had; but for those who can benefit from this procedure, it offers an affordable and lasting, non-surgical path to relief. Dr. Farshchian and his staff that work in the small unassuming office that is The Center for Regenerative Medicine gave me back my life.

Thank you sincerely,

Rhonda Manning

Talented racer. Just ask Jacqueline Ross.The 22-year-old Palm Bay resident and motocross racer won the Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation women’s championship in 2008 but was sidelined on May 29, 2009, five days before she was scheduled to return to defend her crown, when she tore the meniscus in her left knee.

The injury and the subsequent cell therapy rehabilitation she underwent under the direction of Dr. Alimorad Farshchian at Miami’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, kept her off her motorcycle for 10 months.

"My doctor . . . if it wasn’t for him, there would be no way I would even be back on a bike," Ross said. "He was a blessing."

As she was healing, a 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. job in a Melbourne call center devoured much of her time, leaving her precious few hours to train and get back up to speed.

An old satisfied pro-football player

Since having 2 treatments 7 years ago I have gotten my life back. I play tennis all the time and have won a couple of championships. I have again become an active member in society and feel as though I have gotten my life back.

I have never met a doctor that has helped me as much as you have and I thank you so much.

A. Horn