Jacky Martin to Get Stem-Cell Treatment

Champion jockey hoping to get stem cell treatment.

Q-Racing Journal

Jacky Martin with Wynona and Jack Brooks. PHOTO: Courtesy Tracey Martin

Jacky Martin is scheduled undergo stem-cell therapy this month at the California Stem Cell Treatment Center.

“Jacky has been accepted into a program for stem-cell therapy,” said his wife, Tracey. “It’s a one-day, out-patient treatment therapy. This is not a high-profile program, but there are 3,000 (patients) waiting in line, and Jacky has gotten the last slot available.”

Jacky Martin was critically injured and left a quadriplegic from a spill in a race at Ruidoso Downs on September 2, 2011. At the time of the accident, the seven-time winner of the All American Futurity (G1) was the sport’s all-time leading jockey, having ridden the earners of more than $46.4 million. He still is the second-leading rider.

“There have been angels working in the wings on Jacky’s behalf,” Tracey said. “What has been accomplished is beyond our wildest dreams! We thank ‘Our Angels’ for their relentless campaigning for Jacky to get a chance at a better quality of life.

“Jacky has been chosen to receive stem-cell therapy,” she said. “His spot is an extremely special one, in that it is the last one of 10 allocated by the FDA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the most important birthday gift he’ll ever receive!”

There is a glitch. The Martins do not have the funds for the handicapped-equipped vehicle necessary to take Jacky to California.

“On to Plan B!” Tracey said. “Our target number is $65,000. And over the weekend (at the Heritage Place Yearling Sale), $25,000 of that was covered. The rest of the solution was the brainstorm of Jack and Wynona Brooks. They have graciously donated the first $1,000 and challenged 39 other people to match their donation of $1,000. We beseech anyone who can possibly help to please do so. The window is short, and Jacky is counting on this.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation may send it to:

Jacky Martin Special Needs
PO Box 277
Bixby OK 74008

Or directly to his account at:

Jacky Martin Special Needs Account
Fort Gibson State Bank
PO Box 130
Fort Gibson OK 74434
918-478-2437 

For more information on the California Stem Cell Treatment Center, visit its website at stemcellrevolution.com or contact Tracey Martin at 918-851-1221 or by email at katiii2@yahoo.com.

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