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Sunday Newsmaker: Kim Spletter (part 4)

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Kim talks about her fight against Parkinson's Disease and her experience undergoing a clinical trial. Video: Sunday Newsmaker: Kim Spletter (part 4)
Kim talks about her fight against Parkinson's Disease and her experience undergoing a clinical trial. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:02:16 +0000 Sunday Newsmaker: Kim Spletter (part 4) Kim talks about her fight against Parkinson's Disease and her experience undergoing a clinical trial. WHAG >> reporter: welcome back. she has been getting treatment for parkinsony 15 people have. so -- a new treatment. inter interestingly enough we received e mails and you must have received out reaches from people. individuals ask you.ns that - what do they want to know? >> i say they allment to know, would you do it again? that is the first question they ask me. of course, my answer is, i would. to me it was 100% life changing experience. then they ask how much does it hurt. >> my answer is, it doesn't hurt it gets the hot heat. >> no pain from anything else. and they want to know if it is sustained. how long has it been. usually the first -- or second question. >> is it working. >> do you get questions as far as of the cost >> i have since it is a kin cal there is no cost. >> exactly. and are the researchers look at using this with other older treatments they have had or reached that conclusion. >> they are use thanksgiving system for a few procedures. >> they have approved it for the tremor. with your hand not the parkinson's. it has been good for prostate cancer and a list of a hundred they are trying to get it approved for. >> i think, you know, over the years we thought about require the a surgery.side - it is amazing they can do this from outside the body and have those affects. >> yea, i think some day down the road we will not use the knife we will use ultrasound. >> and the radio waves. and have you talked to other -- parent who is have gone through this same treatment? >> yes. >> how did they compare? what were their results >> close to exactly mine was, yea. >> he had a tremor, i don't have a tremor and helped his tremor, also. gi was wondering if well are mixed results >> not they know it. >> sounds positive. >> as far as i know it has been positive for everybody. >> when do you go back to make an assessment? >> not until august. >> in the meantime as we saw in the opening story from carolyn bl blackburn you will peddle yore bike having classes and teaching carate as well. >> absolutely. >> all right. kim, we appreciate you coming and sharing your store and he hope we have given information that will help someone. >> thank you, thank you for airing this. it means a lot to me and the people in the parkinson's community. >> nice to

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