TWO NEW WEBSITES TO LOOK AT: http://www.theravitae.com/index.php http://www.michaeljrumble.com First one look at their news and the second on look at my own counseling services website
Congratulations and celebration dear Mike. What a year it has been for you! Thank you for bringing us all along on your amazing, courageous, ground-breaking journey. I am so thrilled at your healing progress....you have MUCH to share with the world!!
Lots of love,
Mike, Thank you for the GOOD News!!!! And, you have been such an inspiration to so many people.. I think of you often, and remember you telling me to read the Celestine Prophecy, which I did and have passed along the concept of everyone we meet has a message.. Sometimes we do not even realize it!.. At any rate, You just gave me a shot in the arm, to work harder to become closer to our creator. I have drifted away many times, but your life has changed so many others, and given them the hope and strength to look forward. God has more work for you Mike, and Thank You again for sharing !!!! Best to all in your family Fred..
Congratulations and Continued good health. Looking forward to your visit. DORIS
You are inspiring on so many levels to soooo many people!
God bless YOU too!
Have an awesome day!
Happy Anniversary !!!!!!
Glad all is well as we know GODS WILL has played a part in your life,just like it has for Pam.
We pray for you often you were always there for Pam and me with a prayer.
MAYyou be BLESSED with many more YEARS
Dave & Pam
DEAR MIKE, I AM SO TRILLED FOR YOU! I ECHO YOUR REJOICING IN YOUR CONTINUED RECOVERY. I ALSO ECHO YOUR EXCITEMENT FOR THE LIFT OF THE BAN ON STEM CELL RESEARCH. NOW, IF YOU CAN, PLEASE PRAY WITH ME THAT THEY DISCOVER HOW TO RESTORE VISION TO TIMS DAMAGED OPTIC NERVES...
LOVE LISA & TIM
And I say: Hallelujah! Manfred.
I am so happy for you.
Miracles do happen.
Love Kathy & Steve
God bless you!
Oh Mike I can not believe it has been a year already. Time is a funny thing isn't it. Sometimes quickly sometimes slowly but amazing before you know it landmark periods have slipped into place. Praise God that you have been such a success and inspiration for so may during this journey . I am so happy that it has made you so much better. Do you remember when we used to eat lunch and you would get so out of breath trying to talk and share all your wisdom ,your hope and dreams abt this stem cell treatment and eat at the same time.
It truly has been a miracle .
How are you my friend? Are you back from all of your travels. I miss seeing you and talking with you . Believe me there have been more then a few days I have longed to run to your
cozy office and sit and chat and share what is happening in life. Many tears and many life lessons but I am holding on to the hand and hugs from God.
I look forward to getting together with you and Maria.
love and hugs to you both Kit
Praise God. Glad to hear you are doing so well.
Margi & Rich
HOORAY AND HAPPY ONE YEAR!!!!!!! We are so glad and grateful to hear things are improving with this procedure. You are a special guy and the world is a better place, the longer you are here!
Diane & Joan
what wonderful news, mike!
i am so happy to hear this!!!!!!
as for me - might be coming back to florida to work - to do interim work
will let you know when i know - have had the interview and might have a positive answer THIS friday!
where in Florida are you?: still on the east coast?
"You are truly a walking miracle, keep up the fight!!!"
From my Quadriplegic friend: GOD IS AWSOME! YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS,GOD BLESSED YOU MIKE AND NOW YOU ARE SPREADING HIS WORD WORLDWIDE AND OTHER COUNTRIES WILL OPEN THE DOORS FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH. I KNOW AND PRAY YOUR JOURNEY WILL TAKE YOU TO GETTING THE CLIP. FDA WILL JESUS AND US, I DON'T DOUBT IT ONE BIT. TAKE A BLESSED COIN,THANK YOU MIKE.
MICHAEL (ICU ROOM #4)
Happy Anniversary Mike!! I am feeling so happy and grateful to God that your health has improved ...... and so much! Praise God! And also, I'm feeling happy and grateful for the gift of your friendship. You mean the world to me!
Sending lots of love to you today and always – Jackie
Absolutely fabulous! You are a testimony to what needs to begin in this country for its citizens health. Thank God for Thailand, and the medical opportunity of a life time that saved your life. Much continued success, Chat Godfrey
James O. Godfrey III
Nancy LeSieur commented on your status:
"You just don't know how happy I am for you and all of us who love you. You have made such a difference in my life and have been an inspiration in the good times and the not so good ones. I will never forget your presence when my Mom died and your sweet prayer.....or the beautiful wedding ceremony you did for Heather/Jason. Your concern and wisdom through my losing Bryan has been a great comfort. Take care of YOU!"
Praise God Indeed! SOOOOO Sorry i missed you when you were in Michigan!
Enjoy, as Dave Matthews sings, "LIFE IS SHORT BUT SWEET FOR CERTAIN!"
I'm thrilled to hear the wonderful news! You have an incredible story of God's healing and the optimistic attitude that has infused you with renewed life. You are an inspiration to us all!
Carol and I praise God with you today on this progress and healing!
Always - your brother in Christ,
Carolyn Marshall commented on your status:
"congrats to you, I hope it continues to be good. It was nice to see you last week."
God has truly blessed you in so many ways, you are touching so many hearts here even when you’re not here we still can sense your present as well as the sense of humor you have. God bless. Natalie
Hey big Mike Congrats on this milestone! ( I read it on your blog this AM but, got side tracked by work and didn't write.)
Amazing, wonderful and exciting all in one! Keep up the good work.
PS Say 'Hi' to Ms. Bacci for me
Thanks for the message and congratulations on your anniversary! What a milestone. I am thrilled that you are feeling so much better! It was so nice to see you again at Kristen's party and a pleasure to meet Maria. Celebrate the anniversary of your successful treatment! Barb and John
I’m very thankful… for you and for others.
For all of us!
We share in your celebration!
Carol and Gary
Jeannie Ricigliano commented on your status:
"PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW . . . . I'm so pleased to hear the good news, Mike."
Hello, July 9, 2008
My name is also Mike Rumble, and I discovered by blog by Googling for my own name, which is how I spend much of my time at work.
It's has been very moving to read the story of another Mike Rumble, and I am glad to hear that you are making progress and getting stronger everyday.
From Mike Rumbles everywhere, I wish you well on the road to recovery.
July 9, 2008 12:24 PM
Rumble makes his living as director of spiritual care at both hospitals in St. Lucie County. Part of his work is ministering to dying patients and their families, a role that he describes as "midwifing souls to a new life."
But his own heart is failing. It is swollen in his chest because a condition known as cardiomyopathy has robbed much of its ability to pump out blood.
"The average life expectancy of someone with cardiomyopathy is five years and I've lasted 15 years," Rumble said.
He plans to journey to Bangkok, Thailand, in a few weeks to get a procedure that has not received Food and Drug Administration approval in the U.S. It will involve harvesting a type of stem cell from Rumble's blood that is believed to induce the growth of new heart blood vessels and tissue. The cells will be multiplied in a culture, then injected into the part of his heart that needs repair.
The company marketing the treatment, TheraVitae Ltd., states that about 75 percent of patients gain "substantial improvements" in their quality of life.
Rumble's cardiologist, Dr. Prasad Chalasani of Port St. Lucie, told Rumble he should get on a waiting list for a heart transplant. But Rumble said he doesn't want somebody else's heart beating in his chest.
Rumble traces his heart disease to 1989, when he was diagnosed with leukemia while living in Kentucky. His brother Marc volunteered to donate bone marrow for a transplant that was a perfect match. But Rumble said that a strong chemotherapy drug given as part of leukemia treatments weakened his heart.
This became apparent in 1995, when he was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the weakened heart muscle can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.
Heart output is measured by ejection fraction -- the percentage of blood volume a heart can pump when its muscle contracts. Rumble said his ejection fraction is 17 percent; Chalasani said a normal heart pumps 60 percent.
"This guy is amazing," said Chalasani, who is not affiliated with TheraVitae. "With his heart-pumping ability, it's amazing that he is still working. Most of the people with this condition would be on disability."
Chalasani said every person's body contains stem cells that mature into specific types of tissue. These include angiogenic cell precursors, which induce the growth of blood vessels and heart muscle. These are the cells that will be harvested from Rumble's blood, multiplied, and injected into his heart through a small chest incision.
The goal of the treatment, Chalasani said, would be to duplicate the body's own healing "on a very magnified scale and in a place where it would not otherwise have happened."
Such stem cell therapy is being researched in U.S. laboratories. But Jerry Steele, TheraVitae's patient relations manager, estimated it will be five years before it gains FDA approval.
Steele said his company's treatments cost about $35,000 and can offer hope to patients who can't wait.
"A lot of our patients aren't eligible for a heart transplant," Steele said. "They're either too old or their heart muscle is too weak. They have no other options.
"We can't make (the heart) normal again," Steele said. "But we do improve it."
BENEFIT FOR HEART TREATMENT
The Rev. Michael Rumble suffers from a condition that has left his heart operating at a fraction of normal efficiency. He plans to travel to a hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, April 28 for a treatment not readily available in the U.S. Rumble and his friends hope to raise money for the treatment by inviting the public to a "Rumble-thon Family Fun Day."
When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday April 5th
Place: Frederick Douglass Beach Park, 3500 S. State Road A1A, Fort Pierce
Donations, food: Donations collected per plate. Food includes barbecue pork, chicken, hot dogs, potato salad and other picnic dishes.
Exciting new!! A friend of mine and I just created a not for profit organization called The Michael Rumble Health Care Foundation Inc.! This means that this foundation is a not for profit charitable organization, a 5013c. When donations are made they are tax deductible for the contributor. It also means that we will be able to expand this Foundation in the future to help others with their medical needs. I will update this as necessary information becomes available. Thank you for your support. Please read on below.