Revisit HSCT logistics with Jay

Snowflake: MS Caregiver and HSCT Advocate
HSCT: March 18, 2018
Superpower: Knowledge we could not do it alone

How do you shift focus from self to other when faced with taking on the role of caregiver? When you ask your neurologist about HSCT as an option for treatment, what is their reaction? Do you have what it takes to construct space for success?

HSCT Warriors Podcast Ep. 36 (1)

Meet Jay, a proactive planner who made a conscious decision to move past his own emotions to focus on helping his wife navigate her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and research a best course of action. After learning more about multiple sclerosis, the course of progression, side effects of DMTs, and the scary uncertainties that come with multiple sclerosis, he pushed his wife to understand more about HSCT.

Tune in to hear more about how quickly they moved to pursue HSCT, their experience with Clinica Ruiz in Mexico, strategies for caregiving from abroad, and how Jay was able to create space for his wife and their three children to make their way along the journey of HSCT.

Be sure to visit our website, where you can find notes from today’s episode, submit ideas or feedback, and access the latest HSCT research and resources. Special thanks to musical genius Billy Alletzhauser for sharing his superpowers to create the soundtrack, edit, and master the audio to make this podcast possible. You can find us both when you subscribe on SoundCloud, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.

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Resources noted:
Clinica Ruiz, Puebla, Mexico
Aa Maximov Hospital, Moscow Russia
“So they say” manuscript/documentary


Jen Stansbury Koenig and the producers disclaim medical influence and responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. If you think you have a medical problem, please contact a licensed physician immediately.

1 Comment

  1. Hey Zen Jen!

    Got back last month with my sister from Clinica Ruiz in Puebla Mexico whole receiving HSCT for her multiple sclerosis. Wanted to share a few of the news she has received from our local CBS affiliate in Utah & Telemundo. Univision is going to come out with a 2 part series in the next week that will be going international.

    Are you open for the idea of interviewing Dr. Ruiz on the podcast? I’m going to be doing a documentary on my sisters journey. I interviewed him and he is great. Anyways thought it might be a good idea.

    You rock! Thanks for putting time and effort into putting this podcast together I can’t get enough of it. Just discovered it a couple weeks ago and I’m bingeing as much as I can.

    Warm Regards, Trevor Snarr 818-512-0935



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