WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! We have been waiting to blog about this until we had an appointment with Cash's ophthalmologist who has been following him since birth. We saw him this morning and he was very impressed with Cash's vision! He read us his notes from back in April when he saw Cash right before we went to China, which said "Despite many attempts, I cannot convince myself that Cash has any light perception whatsoever." Now, 2 months after stem cell treatment began, he said not only does Cash have light perception, he has a step above that called light projection. Light projection means that he can identify the area in which the light is being shined. He said he can obviously see an improvement and he is very pleased with it. He wants to send an email to a doctor we saw before that was kind of discouraged with our decision to take Cash for stem cells. He wants the doctor to know what he has seen! He ended by telling us that he thinks the future of Cash's vision definitely lies within stem cells. This treatment is so new and it's only getting better and better. Cash's vision can now improve for up to a year on this treatment alone. There are several children that have gone back for a 2nd or even 3rd trip, receiving better results everytime.
I know that any of this wouldn't be possible without our amazing God who makes anything possible! He definitely has favor for our sweet little Cash and continues to show us everyday just how much of a miracle he really is! I also really want to just tell all of you THANK YOU so much!! To each one of you that donated to Cash, or that had a hand in helping in any way, you were all a part of a true miracle, and it just doesn't get any better than that! :) We love you guys so much! We are wanting to go back to China maybe next year, or just whenever we can save enough/raise enough to go back. We, along with his doctor, are so encouraged by what we have seen and it can only get better and better.
Morgan and Jesse
- Cash Michael Williams
- Cash was born on 2-22-10. He is a beautiful baby boy with 2 sisters that love him very much! When Cash was 2 months old, we noticed that he wasn't tracking with his eyes. We took him to the doctor &, after an MRI, found out that he has Septo-Optic Dysplasia & is blind. The doctors told us that there's nothing we can do. We refused to believe that we were helpless. We researched immediately & found out about Stem Cell Transplants being done in China that can help regrow the nerves. Many desperate parents & children are going over there & coming back with amazing improvements... miracles! The treatment costs are incredibly expensive and insurance doesn't contribute. With the help of many generous people, we were able to take Cash to China in June 2011. He was completely blind before we went. Now not only does he see light, but he can locate the source that it is coming from. He sees colors as well and seems to really notice the color red. We are currently fundraising for trip number 2. We have PayPal set up that goes directly into Cash's fund. Please help us spread the word and give the gift of sight to our precious little man!