Cristina di Corte is a 22-year-old woman in search of a donor, her genetic match, for a vital stem cell transplant. Cristina has MNGIE, or mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalopathy syndrome, a rare condition that only 70 people in the world have. Cristina is running out of time as the disease takes its toll on her body. At the moment her digestive system is affected, but as Cristina explains in her documentary, other organs such as her heart, eyes and ears could soon be affected too, at which stage there is not much that can be done for her. When her brother started a twitter campaign to raise awareness of her cause the outpour of support was huge. We are sharing this story thanks to the documentary’s director, Leonardo Tenan, who contacted us via Facebook. Please keep on sharing so Cristina can find her match!
At Angeles Health in Mexico we conduct patient funded stem cell application trials for conditions such as COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure. We have had great success with these trials and are looking for participants for the next stages. Please get in touch using the form on the right for further details.