By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
A local family is planning a Bingo night to raise money for a special therapy for their 14-month-old son, who has cerebral palsy and other neurological problems.
The Tripletts plan to go to Panama for stem cell injection therapy, which is available in many countries and is in a Food and Drug Administration trial period in the United States. After Panama, the family plans to go to California for a week of post-treatment intensive therapy. The cost is expected to be more than $20,000.
The Bingo night will include cash prizes, a wine pull, beer, popcorn and a kids’ corner.
Cerebral palsy is caused by a lack of oxygen at birth. Oscar’s story and other ways to donate online are at www.oscarrising.wordpress.com. The website for the clinic where he will receive stem cells is www.cellmedicine.com.