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Weʼre raising £46,173 to Help towards the cost of HSCT treatment to stop the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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After being diagnosed with relapse remitting multiple sclerosis in Dec 14 life has definitely not been the same. Following an aggressive relapse this year when I was left unable to walk & move my right arm & leg I was hospitalised in the uk & decided I needed to do something. I did a lot of research & the drugs being offered to me in the UK "might" slow down the progression of this disabling condition but can't stop it, however the side effects are harsh: secondary auto immune diseases, kidney & liver damage, bleeding, thyroid problems....I decided that's not the road I want to take.

So, I went to San Diego & had a form of stem cell treatment. Stem cells were taken from my fat & re infused back into my body with the aim being to repair the damaged nerve costing (myelin) & give me function & mobility back. Well almost 4 weeks after the treatment I'm walking, my balance is back, I'm not slurring when I talk, my eye pain is reduced, muscle strength is back & the feeling in my hands is returning. The downside is I still have MS & this is a short term fix, the cells in my immune system will still randomly attack my brain & spinal cord leaving me with reduced mobility & function each time.

I've been researching a treatment called HSCT. In HSCT for MS, hematopoietic (blood cell-producing) stem cells, which are derived from a person's own (“autologous”) bone marrow or blood, are collected & stored, & the rest of the individual's immune cells are depleted by chemotherapy. Then the stored hematopoietic stem cells are reintroduced to the body. This treatment is showing great promise & hope, it stops the progression and relapses due to the new healthy immune system. This is not an option for me in the UK because the criteria states I have to have failed on the drugs! Mexico doesn't have that criteria. I'm on a waiting list to go for this life changing treatment. I need help to raise the funds, please donate if you can. I want my life back.

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  • Becky White

    Becky White

    a day ago

    Becky White

    The last just giving page couldn't be extended any longer, total raised (after just giving fees) was £3,762.05! Thanks to everyone who contributed and supported. I have a savings account for this and have amended the target accordingly. If I pay it back into just giving they'll take 5%. I'll adjust the target as fundraising event monies are raised and banked. Thank you all for your support xxxx

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  • Becky White

    Becky White

    6 days ago

    Becky White

    Thanks Jo for the body shop party and thanks to everyone who placed an order, weraised £65 to add to the pot. ;) xx

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  • Jess Partridge

    Jess Partridge

    Dec 6, 2016

    For Wanda's cakes, for a very worth cause x

    £18.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 6, 2016

    Good luck with a great cause!

    £100.00

  • Jane Godfrey

    Jane Godfrey

    Dec 4, 2016

    Wanda Hawkins flagged up this one - she is one of your champions and I'm one of your 'silent supporters.'

    £20.00

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Becky White

Becky White

Leicester, United Kingdom

I'm an independent, determined, stubborn young woman. I'm 34 & was diagnosed with relapse remitting multiple sclerosis in Dec 14. I love helping others & making a difference, I'm doing everything I can but I need help (not easy for me to admit) to make a difference for my future

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