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Carole Mikita reportingAlan Osmond, the oldest of the singing Osmond brothers, is back doing just that: singing, playing the piano and composing. For years he has been battling multiple sclerosis, MS, but recently his physical deterioration has turned around.
Two and a half years ago, Alan Osmond could not lift his right arm and had such weakness in his right leg, he was using a wheelchair. His multiple sclerosis had progressed. He could no longer do what his family does.
In 1992 the Osmond brothers became a hit in Branson, but Alan stopped performing. Now he's back. He credits his faith, his wife and a new natural injection treatment called SF1019, or Immunosyn. Not yet FDA approved, he traveled to England to become part of a clinical trial.
"Could not pick up a penny, couldn't hold my grandkids. And I said, (he looks up) 'Help.' Two and a half years or so of taking the product, I can honestly say I am improving. I've still got MS, but MS doesn't have me," Alan said.
Suzanne Osmond says, "Anyone who has a compromised immune system, whether overactive or underactive, it helps."
Even his Utah neurologist is impressed. "This hand couldn't even move, now I'm doin' both hands. And he says, 'What are you doin'?' I said, 'I'm just dabbling.' He says, 'That is not placebo,' he said, ‘This stuff's workin'," Alan said.
Alan is not quite where his dancing sister is but is getting there. He says he's still improving and will join his famous siblings in their 50th anniversary world tour.