Perry back working following MS treatment

Cindy Cox
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Feeling good again

Dale Perry and his daughter Kenadee. Dale said that he is feeling well following his Liberation Treatment that he experienced in Poland in 2011.

Dale Perry, age 43, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December of 2003.  Dale, a resident of  Head of Bay d’Espoir, is presently working in Fort Mac Murray, Alberta.   

Being able to go back to work was something Mr. Perry thought he would never be able to do again after being diagnosed with MS.

Since his Liberation treatment ten months ago, he feels well enough to give it a try.

Dale suffered from severe fatigue, stress, depression, headaches, memory and vision loss, and vertigo.  His monthly medical costs were approximately $1,600.00 and he was unable to work to support his family.  Last year this time, Dale was unable to walk for any amount of time or even stand.  The light from the sun would hurt his eyes and everyday was a struggle for him.

The Liberation Treatment was his only hope of gaining back some quality of life and the cost for this procedure was really expensive.  After friends and family raised $27,000, Dale and his friend Chris Fudge who also has MS were able to travel to Poland to receive this procedure in June 2011.

“The liberation treatment is a whole new approach to MS. It is a treatment to open block veins by using balloons or stents so blood could travel out of the brain and not reverse back up-ward. This disorder is known as the CCSVI or Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency,” said Perry.

When Dale traveled to Poland to receive this treatment, he was very uncertain about his future.  Once he arrive there, the test began from having neurological consultations, MRI and colour Doppler ultrasounds performed to check for blockages.  Angioplasty was preformed on both jugular veins and no stent was needed.

“The neurologist in Poland didn't recommend that I stop taking my regular medications even after my surgery. He said that we do know about the out flow of blood but they didn’t know about the inflow of blood in the brain. So for now I keep taking my injection of copaxone (20mg) every day. It has been almost a year now since having this treatment and with the headaches alone being gone it was well worth it. I don't get as fatigued anymore and I definitely have a lot more energy. The numbness and tingling in my feet and hands have disappeared and I find that my balance is way better.  The inflammation of the nerves in my eyes is almost better to and hopefully there will be no permanent damage to my nerves. I don't get depressed any more and I feel so much better about myself. My family and I were so happy to get this procedure done. We were always positive that it would work, and we really appreciated all donations that allowed me to have this procedure preformed.”

“For someone with my kind of MS it has definitely improved my life for the better. I have been given back my life.”

Geographic location: Poland, Fort Mac Murray, Alberta

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  • Randy Skinner
    May 11, 2012 - 05:50

    This is excellent news! Yes, while I do agree with Mr. Grieves that the liberation treatment is not proven to be a long-lasting 'cure', I do believe Dale went into this procedure with his eyes wide open. I have known Dale throughout my childhood, and as a great friend and person, the last time I saw him (about 3 or so years ago), he was in the throes of MS. However, unlike most of us (with or without MS), he was a very physically fit person, who took his personal physical well-being into great consideration (he was easily as physically fit as a 20 year old). His diet and his physical regimen were impeccable. However, as noted above, the MS was starting to take its toll on Dale: headaches, reduced vision and weakness in his legs. This treatment may not be a cure, but it does allieviate some of the more chronic symptoms. How long will it last....I hope it lasts forever, but I know that may be wishful thinking. I do hope it gives him the quality of life he deserves. In the meantime, Dale has a semblance of a life back. This is very important for him, as for years he worked hard and tirelessly. I wish him the best of health and matter what the monetary cost he or his family accrued, his lifelong sense of self worth and meaning are priceless.

  • Mr. Grieves
    May 10, 2012 - 12:23

    I am glad that this gentleman is able to go back to work and enjoy his life. However, there is no evidence that his recovery is in any way related to CCSVI or the "Liberation" procedure. As noted in the article, he continued to take copaxone before and after his procedure. It is far more likely that either copaxone is controlling his symptoms (as it has been clearly demonstrated to do in clinical trials) or he is experiencing remission as part of his natural disease progression (as we know quite well the symptoms of MS wax and wane over time). In any case, I hope he stays healthy and hope that the exorbitant costs charged for this unproven procedure were not too much of a burden for his family and friends.

  • Priya
    May 10, 2012 - 08:46

    I am so happy for Perry and I hope he continues to get better! There are many clinics that offer this treatment in the US now, but not many of them are following a standard protocol and participating in a clinical study trial. I know of one a clinic around where I live in Dayton, OH that offers the treatment through the Hubbard Foundation. They are also approved by the NIH and are part of an IRB approved study. They are submitting all their results and this is what we need!! They have had great success with the treatments they have performed and you can view a testimonial on their website. More information can also be found on their website. This is a link to their website. I hope this helps anyone who might be looking for more help. Thank-you!

  • Terri Warrren
    May 09, 2012 - 20:00

    I'd like as much info on this as possible

    • Priya
      May 12, 2012 - 16:43

      Terri: I can give you the number of the person in charge of the treatment trial we are in. She will be more than happy to answer any questions for you. She works Monday-Friday. Her name is Vicki and her # is 937-307-7421. They have performed the treatment so they can answer any questions you many have. Hope this helps!

  • Terri Warrren
    May 09, 2012 - 19:58

    I'd like to have as much information on this treatment that I can get..

    • Priya
      May 30, 2012 - 17:21

      just wanted to check up and see if you saw the information i provided for you and if you have any further questions.