Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng’s Condition Improving

by | Jun 8, 2010

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng — who was invovled in a car accident in November 2008 and is currently in a semi-conscious state — is showing signs of improvement.

Cheng’s doctor, Dr. Joseph Nguyen, has been following his progress for the past eight months.

Dr. Nguyen stated in recent progress notes that Cheng is “showing signs of improved neuro function and improved alertness at this time. Increased response to verbal stimuli. Directed movement, with purpose, seen and observed.”

Cheng has been receiving treatment from Dr. DeFina, chief scientific officer and founder of International Brain Research Foundation, along with Dr. Jonathan Fellus, director of Brain Injury Services at the Kessler Institute. The doctors got Cheng started on the groundbreaking protocol that applies already approved medications, electrical stimulation and nutraceuticals to the patient as a virtual cocktail — DeFina has an 84 percent success rate in waking up patients from minimally conscious states or vegetative state comas.

Complete up-to-date info on Cheng’s condition can be found here.

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