On the 19th of October 2010, Mahir Mostic died from complications from his liberation therapy for MS. That was also the day that the world would stand up and take notice to difficulties MS suffers all around the world face daily.
In essence, Mostic has now become the martyr for MS sufferers world-wide. As a result of his death, many questions have been raised and many fingers are being pointed. Why was he refused by Canadian healthcare officials? Why only after his death, has Canadian provinces now commenced testing of the liberation therapy? Why? Why? Why?
As time passes since Mahir Mostic’s death in a Costa Rica hospital, slowly but surely we are beginning to see the real truth behind what drove Mostic to medical tourism for his liberation therapy.
Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system and is currently classified as “incurable.” It is the most common disabling neurological disease among young adults and women are almost 2X more likely to have MS than men.
Canadian health officials have labeled the liberation therapy as “controversial” and “unproven.” The treatment was first proposed by Italian researcher Dr. Paolo Zamboni who has since advocated the therapy to countries all across the globe including most recently, Canada. Ottawa has said that it will not fund further clinical trials beyond the ones that are already underway. Despite this, provinces like Newfoundland and Labrador have already revealed that they will be performing studies and providing funding on the provincial level, to researchers in to the liberation therapy, also known as chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) treatment.
After Mostic returned from Costa Rica after his liberation therapy, he reported a vast improvement to his friends and family. However later he developed a blood clot around where, by request from Mostic, the Costa Rica hospital had inserted a stent. He was rushed to St. Catharines General Hospital where they flat out refused to treat Mostic because of the initial operation having been performed in another country. With no other choice, Mahir Mostic headed back to Costa Rica to see if they could treat the clot. It was then that after receiving medicine to dissolve the clot, Mostic died.
The following weeks would be a whirlwind of negative press on many different levels including medical tourism, MS suffers and why Canada turned away a desperate individual simply looking for treatment.
The anguish and pain that families with MS endure are unimaginable. When a “cure” or breakthrough is discovered, naturally, desperate MS sufferers worldwide will demand more information and when success stories are prominently displayed throughout the media and internet, this is like waving a juicy steak in front of a starving dog.
Enter liberation therapy.
Although the media has dubbed the treatment “controversial” this does not mean that it shouldn’t be considered. Quite the contrary, to be honest. There are thousands of people each year who receive the treatment and report miraculous results. When you have been a prisoner of your own body for most of your life – unable to feed and clothe yourself and in most cases, unable to walk – and for a nominal fee and a great holiday in a tropical location, you can have the opportunity to feel free of your infliction and hug and share moments of freedom with your family and friends, would this not be an easy decision? This is the lure and the spark that has MS patients questioning their medical officials worldwide about the Liberation Therapy.
In Canada, the number one facilitator for CCSVI treatment aka Liberation Therapy, is Passport Medical (http://www.passportmedical.com). Passport Medical sends hundreds of medical tourists each year to exotic locations like Costa Rica and Panama. All medical facilities are universally recognized by the highest standards including JCI (Joint Commission International) certification. In many instances, medical facilities abroad can be even more sterile and professional than what you might be currently getting within your own country.