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Cover Story - January 2, 2009

Voyage of recovery

Danville woman among those pioneering new treatment in China for a cure to her inherited disease

by Geoff Gillette Oct. 28: Priscilla and I are all moved into our room on the 20th floor of the hospital in Hangzhou. I have had tests, been interviewed several doctors. They will tell me after some evaluations if I am healthy enough for the bone marrow

Those were the first words Joanne Loveland posted on her blog when she and her good friend Priscilla checked into the Xiaoshan Hospital in Hangzhou, China, on a journey to find a cure to a hereditary disease that has affected many members of her family.

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Posted by Dee Grimmick, a resident of Danville
on Jan 6, 2009 at 9:08 am

Joanne: I am so happy that things went well for you

Hoping that it continues


Posted by Teresa, a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Joanne, I was diagnosed with Fredrich's Ataxia last year, my gait and speech have gone downhill, my writing is terrible. I'm at the point I don't dare to answer the phone. I cannot go up and down the stairs at all.

I'm very glad your stem cell treatment works so well, watching your video, hearing you talk and walk with a cup of water is an encouragement to me.

Can you email me and tell me more about Qingdao Hospital.

Posted by William Low, a resident of another community
on Sep 6, 2010 at 12:15 am


Before I go for treatment, can I get in touch with you through emails? (I have SCA....a kind of ataxia.....serious.)

All the best,

Posted by William Low, a resident of another community
on Sep 6, 2010 at 12:38 am

Joanne, email is