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£7,572raised of £44,000 target by 161 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,572 to Help fund Mark Mather HSCT Treatment in Mexico

    Location
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 31st May 2017

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    Story

    In 2008 Mark Mather was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, since his initial diagnosis, I think its fair to say that the MS has progressed to the point where now Mark struggles to get about and do things that people take for granted.

    Im not sure if any pf you saw the Panorama programme about the HSCT treatment, but some info here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35065905

    We have been looking into the treatment with our own NHS however sadly Mark doesn't meet the criteria currently for the treatment. SO after a great deal of research we have found a place in Mexico who do the treatment - here is a link for info http://hsctmexico.com/contenido/HSCT.html

    The treatment will involve Mark going to Mexico for 28 days and having chemotherapy and stem cell harvesting and replanting, in the hope that it will reboot his immune system and give him some quality of life.

    If we don't do this, based on Marks current prognosis this could mean that mark will potentially end up with a high level of disability and be unable to actively live his life to his full potential.

    Our boys Oliver and Lucian who are 8 and 5 want their Daddy to be able to walk with them, play with them and do all the things a regular Daddy can do, Marks and I want this too.

    There is no cure for MS, this is the next best thing. I know that those of you who know Mark, know what a fantastic man he is, he would do anything for anyone, he is a genuine, friendly, caring and loving Friend, Father, Son and Partner. He just wants a chance to live his life the way he thought he would.

    We are so very lucky to have fantastic friends and family and feel positive that the collective goodwill and love of us all can make this happen!

    He is currently on a wait list of 8 months but once we have funds we can be added to a cancellation list.

    A heart felt thank you for all you do and will do to support us - it means so much.

    Kirstie, Mark, Oliver and Lucian xxx

    Updates

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    • Mark Mather 8 months ago
      Mark Mather

      Mark Mather

      8 months ago

      HI Everyone Many thanks for all your kind support, its really overwhelming. Im so lucky to have such a great support network. Mark x

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    • Mark Mather 11 months ago
      Mark Mather

      Mark Mather

      11 months ago

      https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/stem-cell-transplants-may-induce-long-term-remission-multiple-sclerosis

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    • Mark Mather 11 months ago
      Mark Mather

      Mark Mather

      11 months ago

      Wow!! I cant believe that after less than 24 hours we have already raised £1400!! We are overwhelmed by your support. Thank you xxxx

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    Supporters

    161

    • Shauna Howarth

      Shauna Howarth

      May 29, 2017

      You don't know us, but really hoping you get the treatment you need. God bless xxx

      £10.00

    • Hodge Clemco

      Hodge Clemco

      May 25, 2017

      From all the team at Hodge Clemco! Thank you for not laughing at us running round like headless chickens on the pitch!!!

      £225.00

    • Helen Foot

      Helen Foot

      May 21, 2017

      From a Totley all saints parent to another x

      £20.00

    • Paul Gibson

      Paul Gibson

      May 20, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 17, 2017

      Money raised from Nina's raffle draw

      £140.00

    • Rhys Owen

      Rhys Owen

      May 5, 2017

      Further support from Barnsley Fit Reds Vets

      £7.00

    • Ray Tilbury

      Ray Tilbury

      May 4, 2017

      Best of luck mate!

      £30.00

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