President, CCSVI Foundation of Canada
CCSVI, or Chronic Cerebral Spinal Venous Insufficiency, has been found in individuals suffering with M.S., Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism. Our foundation raises awareness and funds, while working with patients in partnership to obtain access to treatment.
We also work in partnership with international specialists in the treatment of CCSVI with proven results to ensure the best outcome for treatments.
The treatment for CCSVI is a vascular balloon angioplasty, which is a slightly invasive procedure. Worldwide, there have been well over 30,000 procedures in 60 countries around the world – with few complications. The procedure is not allowed in Canada.
Patients need our assistance in getting them safely to countries that perform this procedure. It is an intimidating decision to go out of our country to seek medical treatment.
Adele Kulyk at Global Healthcare Connections looks after all the travel details and books the procedure after we have talked with people. She takes care of the medical bookings, appointments, the transportation by air, the land transport – and she makes the whole process very simple for them.
One of the biggest challenges for M.S. patients with CCSVI is stress. Stress is their biggest enemy as stress is most people’s biggest enemy but even more so with them. Adele makes the process very seamless so that nobody has to worry about a damned thing.
With MS or CCSVI, people also suffer very badly from brain fog. It takes a huge amount of patience to be able to deal with some people along the way. Adele definitely does that. What I have heard from people is that she is very pleasant to deal with and she has made it so they do not have any problems whatsoever – so they don’t even have to think about it.
A huge burden of stress is lifted when patients connect with Global Healthcare and with the travel worries out of the way, patients can concentrate on their return to health, and turn an otherwise scary situation into a positive experience.
It is really important that Adele is caring and compassionate, which she is. And she does this for next to nothing. Why? Because she wants to give back.
We have people from all across Canada – Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario – she takes care of making sure there’s not a problem with their connections and getting things taken care of.
Last month we ran our fifth information session. We bring doctors in from all over the world. We had doctors in from Detroit, from Costa Mesa California, another one from Waterdown Clinic in Ontario. Adele flew in from Saskatchewan to make sure people understood what she does. She also helped several people while she was here. We have worked together with this from Day One, and it is a pleasure.