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£1,481raised of £37,253 target by 57 supporters

Weʼre raising £37,253 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

    4 days ago

    Becky White

    £77.50 added to hsct account and reduced from just giving target. Hampers and tea cups - thank you to wanda and claire for making them. Xx

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  • Becky White

    Becky White

    9 days ago

    Becky White

    £580 into hsct account and reduced from just giving target! Christmas party, craft fayre and donation from Esther. Thank you xx

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    Becky White

    10 days ago

    Becky White

    £103 added to hsct account and reduced from just giving target £50 donation (thanks Anne) £25 sponsor money (thank you Jessica) £24 mens hamper raffle £4 raffle payments. Thank you all xx

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  • Rebecca Tweed

    Rebecca Tweed

    Mar 13, 2017

    Good luck xx

    £50.00

  • Leahnie Bennett

    Leahnie Bennett

    Mar 9, 2017

    You don't know me but i wish you all the luck in getting the money raised for treatment.

    £20.00

  • Doreen Chappell

    Doreen Chappell

    Mar 8, 2017

    Raffle money and a bit more x

    £5.00

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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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