Stem-cell transplants provide hope

<p>By Wally Kennedy, Sept. 5, 2007, (CNHI News Service)- Rylea Barlett was born blind six years ago.</p> <p>Her optic nerves did not develop. She was diagnosed when she was a few months old. Doctor after doctor gave her no hope of ever seeing.</p> <p>On July 4, the girl received the first of five stem-cell transplants. The stem cells were from umbilical cords. The transplants were done in a remote hospital in China…</p>