Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency is a condition where deoxygenated blood flow from the veins surrounding the brain and spine is slowed or blocked in its return to the heart. The condition arises from blockage in the jugular and azygous veins where the blockage retards the return of blood from the brain and spine. Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a vascular condition where the deoxygenated blood flow from veins draining from the brain and spine is restricted in returning to the heart. It is a common problem MS patients suffer, resulting in debilitating symptoms in brain function. The vascular system is also heavily affected by venous insufficiency. The treatment of CCSVI has been found to provide many MS patients with symptom relief.
The beneficial new treatment that provides the much sought after relief is currently expensive and not yet available inside Canada. Those seeking relief from the chronic pain and symptoms must endure great expense and travel out of country to receive the treatment.
“The Society was created with the intent of bringing a better awareness of the battle that MS patients suffer on a daily basis to British Columbians. It is also designed to promote the fact that there are treatments which are being ignored by our current medical system which can halt the progression of MS and CCSVI. It is our mission to advocate for those suffering that these treatments are needed right here in BC to help British Columbians suffering with MS. CCSVI is a common problem in over 98% of MS patients resulting in debilitating symptoms covering bodily function. The simple treatment has been found to reduce, or halt, the progression those symptoms,” said Robert Fraser, President, CCSVI Hope Ambassadors Society.
The CCSVI Hope Ambassadors Society was created to raise awareness and funds to provide British Columbians with the opportunity to partner with the Society to assist them in gaining access to treatment.
The Society has established a program for those needing the treatment to apply for financial and emotional assistance while being considered for a treatment grant. Individuals meeting the criteria set out will considered to receive a grant for up to 60% of the treatment costs.
Information about the CCSVI Hope Ambassadors Society, or to donate, can be found at: http://www.ccsvihopeambassadors.org/
About The CCSVI Hope Ambassadors Society
The CCSVI Hope Ambassadors Society is a non-profit organization based in Victoria, BC Canada and dedicated to raising awareness and providing grants to subsidize treatment for the disorder. Comprised of CCSVI sufferers, and concerned members of the community, the Society conducts fund raising activities throughout the British Columbia to assist in subsidizing the grants that it provides. Always seeking a cure, but providing hope for treatment until there is one.
More information about the CCSVI Hope Ambassadors can be found at: http://www.ccsvihopeambassadors.org/
For editorial information contact:
CCSVI Hope Ambassadors Society
2945 Jacklin Rd
PO Box 28100 CanWest Mall