Successful Sever's Treatment

No More Wheelchairs!

No More Wheelchairs!

Earlier this year, one of our staff was listening to a friend lament over the helplessness she was experiencing in finding help for her daughter. Lauren* was 9 years old, spending her childhood in and out of cast boots and wheelchairs and driving with her mother all around San Francisco and the Bay Area from one doctor’s office to the next, including two of the top university medical centers in the country.

“My daughter is in an awful amount of pain, was diagnosed with Sever’s Disease in her foot, and they don’t know what’s wrong in her hip”, the woman explained. “We’ve been to all the specialists but no one seems to do anything for her that really works. It’s exhausting and she’s not happy.”

Knowing the Sever’s Disease clinical trial was experiencing great success, the staff member invited them to come to Napa the following week and be evaluated by Dr. Bodor.

Dr. Bodor confirmed the diagnosis and also diagnosed her with a similar problem in the hip, which has not been described before in the medical literature.

Using the knowledge gained through research supported by the Napa Medical Research Foundation, Dr. Bodor and Yvette Uribe started Lauren on a specialized rehabilitation protocol where she was able to get back out on the playground and run around with her friends in a matter of weeks. No more cast boots or wheelchairs!

The NMRF is proud to support the Sever’s Disease Study and are delighted to know Dr. Bodor’s research in the clinical trials benefits children and their families across Napa and the greater Bay Area. To learn more about the clinical trial, please call Yvette Uribe, Research Assistant (707) 492-0313 or email

* The patient’s name was changed out of respect for her privacy.

Non-Profits Are Changing the Medical Research Landscape

Save & Exit The role of non-profit foundations in the area of medical research is becoming increasingly more significant. Flexible, independent, driven by patients’ needs, funded by individual donors, and operating with a fully functional research...

A Tale of Two Knees

This is the story of one woman, two knees, and two very different treatment plans. Back in 2013, a 72-year old woman began experiencing limited range of motion and pain in her left knee and went to see her orthopedic surgeon. Having spent most of her life...

TEDxMarin event

On Saturday, September 15th, members of the Board of Directors and staff of Napa Medical Research Foundation (NMRF) joined fellow non-profits, start-ups, and other innovative companies for the 9th annual TEDxMarin Gala and Filming. Exploring The Bigger...

Frequently Asked Questions

The leading edge research being conducted by the NMRF naturally invites questions. We have been listening to our friends and neighbors around the Napa Valley and are pleased to provide a place where people can better understand regenerative medicine, discover new...

TEDxMarin Innovator Showcase

Napa Medical Research Foundation (NMRF) makes their public debut at the 2018 TEDxMarin on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the College of Marin.   The theme of the 9th TEDxMarin Annual Gala + Filming is The Bigger Picture: Staying Human in a Digital Age. Speakers will...

A Rare Case of Causalgic Dystonia

Dystonia is a medical condition that affects more than 300,000 adults and children across the United States and is somewhat of a medical mystery. Dystonia consists of abnormal involuntary muscle activity caused by abnormal firing of nerves. It can affect writers...

Introducing Regenerative Rehabilitation

Regenerative Rehabilitation is a newly emerging field based on collaboration between the fields of regenerative medicine and rehabilitation science. It is improving recovery times and helping to ensure prolonged healthy and proper function for people managing injury...

Bodor Response to JAMA article

  In the April 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Tracy Hampton PhD summarized a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Eric Boilard PhD from Quebec, discovering an unappreciated role of platelets in the...

Dinner Under the Stars

We are grateful to NMRF Board of Director, Con Hewitt and his wife Linda for their wonderful generosity and hospitality! On Thursday, May 17, the couple hosted a special fundraiser dinner to support the important work of Dr. Marko Bodor and his team of highly...

Unexpected Benefit for Claude Blankiet

From revolutionizing the global denim industry and producing world-class wines at Blankiet Estate to his meticulous work restoring 18th century paintings, Claude Blankiet invests both mind and body in every undertaking. This is his story of how an unexpected treatment...


 Reduce Pain. Increase Mobility + Function. Improve Quality of Life.

All the research conducted through the Napa Medical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is fully funded through generous donations received from individuals and family foundations.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This