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By August 1995, John Coleman was wondering how he could go on living. Suffering symptoms of stage IV Parkinson’s disease and early stage Multi-system Atrophy, diagnosed by five medical and complementary practitioners, and severely dissatisfied with the treatment and prognosis he received from western medical practitioners, John decided to pursue other pathways to health and was completely symptom-free by April 1998.

John was co-founder of Very Special Kids in 1984 and founder of the neuro recovery foundation in 2002, conducted sixteen Neuro Recovery Pathways residential programs, plus practitioner training around Australia, USA, Germany, Austria and UK.

John is one of Australia’s most experienced naturopaths in treating Neurodegenerative and Autoimmune disorders and Lyme disease and co-infections.

John now conducts his Naturopathic Clinic in Lancefield, rural Victoria. “Shaky Past” (autobiography) was released in 2012. He presented at the International Parkinson’s Disease Conference in 2001 and the 3rd Tick Borne Diseases Conference in 2015 plus other professional conferences. His latest book, “Rethinking Parkinson’s Disease”, was released by Hybrid Publishers in October 2020.

John received a Tattersall’s Award for founding Very Special Kids in 1985 and is a Fellowship Member of the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA).

I was injected with a faulty Poliomalitis Vaccine, the Virus remains locked into my Central Nervous System. (Is Active & Re-Active). On an hourly basis. An Italian Doctor, discovered this anomaly 5. Years ago; I have lived most of my life, without explanation of the devastating Muscular / Skeletal Medical effects of this Virus. The Discrimination as a result, has destroyed every faucet of my life. No explanation as to my Medical Conditions, existed, because off no research. I therefore severely suffered, because of no supporting Medical evidence, Social Security was brutal, Employment was horrendously painfull, and discriminatory. The amount of times I've been to bed at night; wishing not to wake-up.

A year ago I was diagnosed with smouldering myeloma and lymphoma arising out of routine testing of my donation of plasma. Unlike other cancerous conditions if caught and treated early have best chance of cure, there are no treatments for my blood cancers because they were identified so early, at a microscopic level, before they became symptomatic. So I have had a shocking year of anxious waiting with regular reviews by my Haematologist looking for physical, blood and urine symptoms of progression; no progression as yet hence no treatment and the wait continues.

Are the WEHI researchers interested in my case for research into blood cancers?
Does the WEHI know of and clinical trials for smouldering myeloma and lymphoma?

I would appreciate a response please.

Carmel, Vic

Watched my dad suffer from this dreadfull life changing disease. I have been going to a Neurologist in fear of it happening to me. Dad has been gone 21 years & I hope much has been learnt.