Hope and courage of world-first stem cell transplant for myasthenia gravis

Anne Scott was on life support a dozen times because of a severe form of an autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis. To reset her immune system, Dr. Harold Atkins and Dr. Elizabeth Pringle and colleagues treated her with strong chemotherapy followed by a transplant of her own stem cells. “Every year on June 21st [the anniversary of the transplant] I sit and I compose some emails to Dr. Pringle and Dr. Atkins, because I never want them to think that I’ve ever forgotten, that I appreciate the fact that I’m alive,” said Anne.

Watch the video of Anne’s journey.