This week on Street Beat, Host Rob Stone of WYCD takes a look at health concerns facing metro Detroiters.
First, WWJ NewsRadio 950 reporter Kathryn Larson tells the story of 11-year old Andrew Kijek, a remarkable young man who is one of the first participants at Georgia Health Sciences University first-ever FDA trial on the use of cord blood stem cells for cerebral palsy.
Then, Deborah Johnson, President of the Careforward Foundation, talks about the Carnival of CARE, a one day event that celebrates and honors those whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic injury – the survivors, those fully recovered, and those that love and care for them.
Next, Leukemia and Lymphoma are discussed by Peggy Shriver from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Kimberly Mikulski who also share information about an upcoming fundraiser to support the Society.
Finally, Laura Dyas & Eric James Hodson from the Scleroderma foundation explain the issues facing those who are living with Scleroderma and how this devastating autoimmune disease that has no identified cause or cure as of yet.
Tune in to Street Beat Sundays at 11 a.m. on CW50.