For Dominic Soave, a Canadian resident in Cuba, the treatment received at the Institute of Hematology and Immunology has been extremely important, because before undergoing the stem cell transplant he had a lot of difficulty and pain in both shoulders that limited him in the movement of his arms, especially when sleeping and playing tennis, a sport he likes to practice almost every day.
After the therapy, a little over a month ago, he feels much better, less sore, and says he is "very grateful to the Cuban health system for giving me the opportunity to receive this treatment, which has given me back the possibility of moving my arms almost as before I suffered from the disease in my joints."
For her part, young Yudiana Rosa Frómeta, who received the VSEL embryonic-like stem cell therapy about a month ago, feels happy to live in a country where health is a citizen's right.
"Before receiving the implant, she explained, my shoulders and hands were very sore and now I have improved a lot, the discomfort has almost completely disappeared and I hope to be able to touch my back, one of the difficulties I had, as I used to be able to do."
Finally, the closest testimony is that of this journalist, who spends 10 to 12 hours a day working in front of the computer and could barely move her right arm -the dominant one for the mouse- due to strong pain in her shoulder.
"I received the platelet-rich plasma treatment, in three sessions with an interval of 15 days, and today, after only three months, I have the satisfaction of being able to move my arm normally without any pain, and work on my computer as usual, thanks to the Cuban doctors."