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£3,986raised of £50,000 target by 134 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,986 to Help fund life changing Stem Cell Treatment (HSCT) to stop MS progression, in Mexico

    Location
    Leicester, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

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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 months ago

      Becky White

      Lots of exciting events coming up... November 19th Race night (Corby) December 2nd Christmas Stall (Harborough) December 3rd Christmas party (Corby) December 3rd Christmas Fete (Leicester) January 30th Chef and Spice (Leicester) February 10th Burlesque Night (Corby) Still organizing Dubstep and music night (Leicester) Pub Quiz night (Wigston) White Collar Boxing Event (Leicester) Not to forget our calendar sales!

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    • Becky White

      Becky White

      3 months ago

      Becky White

      The 80's disco raised £965, thank you to everyone who turned up and danced all night and those who bought raffle tickets.

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    • Becky White

      Becky White

      3 months ago

      Becky White

      Thank you to everyone who is supporting me by sponsoring Joe for his triathalon. Really appreciate it. Xx

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    • Anne Parlby

      Anne Parlby

      Nov 21, 2016

      £50.00

    • Paddy Mack

      Paddy Mack

      Nov 5, 2016

      Who wants to win a millionaire...

      £18.00

    • Paddy Mack

      Paddy Mack

      Nov 5, 2016

      Because I'm worth it

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    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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