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£1,306raised of £38,647 target by 50 supporters

Weʼre raising £38,647 to Help towards the cost of HSCT treatment to stop the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Location
Leicester, United Kingdom
Time left
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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

    2 days ago

    Becky White

    £1348 plus £12 (£1360) in hsct savings account and reduced from JG target. Burlesque Night, car boot and roses sales. Thank you everyone xx plus £71 raffle money (hamper raffle)

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  • Becky White

    Becky White

    4 days ago

    Becky White

    £110 into the hsct account and reduced from JG target £50 sponsor money for Paddy (Wanda) £25 sponsor money for Paddy (mike) £5 candle raffle £30 hair raffle Thank you xx

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    Becky White

    7 days ago

    Becky White

    £47 in the savings account and reduced from JG target. £30 (claire) calendars £9 and £8 raffles

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  • Andrea K

    Andrea K

    Feb 17, 2017

    £10.00

  • Neil Thom

    Neil Thom

    Feb 12, 2017

    £30.00

  • Kerry Spriggs

    Kerry Spriggs

    Feb 12, 2017

    For the rose wine and glass raffle, could you give me an extra number?

    £3.00

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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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