At the age of three, Ryan Benton was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Twenty years later, Ryan became the first person in the world with his otherwise terminal disease to be successfully treated with adult stem cell therapy, paving the way for others.

With your help, we can continue helping others in their fight against incurable diseases by advancing support for adult stem cell therapy.

Learn about Ryan’s passion for music and how it drives him to make the most of each day.


Advancing Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Started in 2009 as a grass roots fundraiser to benefit its founder, Ryan Benton, CTFAC is now a non-profit organization striving to make nationwide impact in the fight against incurable diseases that can benefit from adult stem cell therapy.

It is estimated that nearly one-third of the U.S. population currently suffers from diseases or conditions that have been proven to be relieved by adult stem cell therapies.

What’s New

In September we hosted our 9th annual Concert in the Country, which proved to be our most successful fundraiser yet! We welcomed over a thousand new supporters and raised over $75,000 to help advance our cause.


Individuals Diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy each year that need your help.


Typical household burden for treatment and care of DMD.


Amount raised through CTFAC for continued research and therapy.

For as little as $10/month, you can help make a difference in millions of lives. Your donations will help raise awareness and support for groundbreaking adult stem cell research and therapy.

Latest News

Our founder, Blake Benton receives recognition

Sep. 18, 2018

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Wichita man ‘a pioneer for this new treatment that you’d hoped for all your life’

Mar. 20, 2018

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Partnership with K-State College of Business continues for 2nd year

Mar. 16, 2018

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Joe Rogan Experience: Dr. Neil Riordan and Mel Gibson discuss advances in stem cell therapy

Jan. 17, 2018

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