Kenneth was the first child in Maine, and one of of less than a hundred nationwide, to receive the umbilical cord blood as a treatment for autism. But that didn't scare the Kelleys. "We were excited for his future and we were scared of a life for him without stem cells and what the future would hold with just autism and no hope," says Marty Kelley.
The family is heading to Central America for another round of the same treatment. They're hoping the improvements they've seen are just the beginning. "It looks like the sky's the limit," she says, "especially with the reading, I never thought I'd see it happen. He's also doing simple math problems. His teachers who hadn't seen him in a year said he had improved tremendously."
If you'd like to follow Kenneth's progress, you can log onto the family's blog. http://www.kensjourneytorecovery.blogspot.com/