Chuck Norris is no longer an actor.
“I’ve given up my film career to concentrate on Gena (his wife), my whole life right now is about keeping her alive. I believe this issue is so important,” Norris explained.
Gena Norris has been suffering from unbearable pain for the last four years. The once thriving, healthy woman says that some days she now struggles just to get out of bed. The Norris’ believe that Gena’s illness was caused by a contrast injection she received before multiple MRIs.
“The injection in question is what’s known as a contrast agent…Crucially, in Gena’s case, this dye contained a heavy metal called gadolinium, which has magnetic properties. Used with MRI scans, this chemical accumulates in abnormal tissue providing a greater image contrast,” the Daily Mail writes.
Medical science has yet to condemn gadolinium. Gena’s doctors told her that it was impossible that the injections had made her sick.
“Within hours after the first jab I felt like my whole body was on fire — as if acid had been passed through it, ‘The burning was isolated at first, but it just kept spreading… Before this, I was a vibrant person,’ said Gena.
“In fact, I’d say my health and fitness levels would have put me in the top 10 percent of people in the world back then.”
Now every day is a struggle. She and Chuck spend their time focusing on her health and fighting for people to recognize the risks associated with gadolinium injections.
“There is no evidence yet that gadolinium accumulation causes harm to nerve cells, however we have little experience in following these patients up in the long term… The short answer is we don’t know much about this,” Professor Paul Matthews, head of the division of brain sciences at Imperial College London, said.
(Source: Daily Mail)