A personal story of a pioneering Adult Stem Cell Transplant Patient who fights back Systemic Scleroderma.






This a website that gives current information about adult stem cell transplants. My name is Jane Erickson, and I live in New Jersey. I had a stem cell transplant in August of 2005 to quell the ravages of Systemic Scleroderma.

I am one of 11 people nationally to have participated in the ASSIST trial over a three year period. To date, the
improvements have been so dramatic that it was clear a site was needed for interested patients and family members to learn about Stem Cell Transplants and judge for themselves if this is right for them.

Technology is moving at such a fast pace that these new techniques  are becoming available faster than ever before.  Researchers have long been frustrated at the length of time it takes to get these techniques to the public.  It seems that some of this frustration may be lessening.

Currently, there are over 70 diseases which will benefit from an adult  stem cell transplant. Consult the list provided. You will get information on  how to find clinical trials, how to find if your disease currently has a clinical trails, or if it is an approved therapy.

In My Story, I briefly give an overview of the last 4 years from diagnosis of Systemic Scleroderma to stem cell transplant.

Wrinkles is the whole story from Diagnosis in 2002 to Stem Cell Transplant in 2005. Excerpts are printed here. 

Physicians and researchers who are leading the field of Stem Cell  Research will be providing information about protocols and latest information, once a month. This month the article is about Stem Cell Clinical Trials for Scleroderma.  Current News will be updated regularly.

An explanation of how an Autologous (using your own stem cells) stem cell transplant works appears in Stem Cell Transplant

I invite you to tell your story or ask questions in Viewpoint

Although I am not a doctor, I am available as an advocate,
a kindred spirit who knows where you are, and wants to help you get to where I am now. I answer questions, mentor and speak to groups around the coutry interested in being reeducated about ADULT--not embryonic-- stem cells


My Story

Stem Cell Transplant

One Year Update

View Point


Clinical Trials

List of Treatable Diseases

Current News

Transplant Survivors

Guest Columnist




Health Monitoring Equipment

Current News