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£8,135raised of £40,000 target by 180 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,135 to Fund stem cell therapy in the hope of preventing the disease progressing to the point of total disability.

    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd December 2016

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    HSCT is an established treatment for some blood cancers. In recent trials it has shown great promise as a treatment for MS, to the point some are calling it a cure.
    You may have seen a recent documentary following a trial in the U.K. This trial had some amazing results, however it is still an experimental treatment in the uk and is not available on the NHS.
    I was diagnosed with MS at 30, my life changed literally in the blink of an eye. The diagnosis meant I couldn't return to the job I'm trained for and I lost everything.
    Over the last decade the disease has slowly eaten away at me and I'm now quite seriously limited in what I can do.
    I'm lucky in that I've had it for 10 years and I'm still able to walk short distances with a cane. I take a disease modifying therapy but that can only slow the disease progression.
    HSCT works by wiping out the immune system with aggressive chemotherapy and then resetting it using the patients own stem cells. This has had some truly astounding results around the world, from the UK to Russia, Canada and beyond.
    Whilst I know that this treatment may not return my health completely, if it can halt the progression of the disease I can live with the way I am and still keep my dignity and a quality of life.
    When I started this page I paid attention to the advice of just giving, to be ambitious but realistic. With that in mind I set my target at £5000. aHSCT comes at a cost of £40,000. That's an incredible amount of money to raise. If I can raise it it will change my life, it's certainly ambitious, whether it's realistic remains to be seen.
    Here's hoping

    Thank you

    Paul

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    • Paul Frederick George

      Paul Frederick George

      6 days ago

      Paul Frederick George

      Thank you all. I'm genuinely blown away by the generosity of everyone who's helped me get this far. It'd take me all day to thank everyone individually, so to all who helped me get almost a quarter of the way to my target, from the bottom of my heart thank you. Fundraising will continue after Christmas and you can keep up with my progress through my Facebook fundraising page which is @pfgeorgehsct. Thanks again Paul x

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    • Paul Frederick George

      Paul Frederick George

      2 months ago

      Paul Frederick George

      All of the donors, good friend and strangers alike, thank you all very much. Can't believe I'm10% of the way there already and I haven't had to jump out of a plane or anything mental like that. Can't name you all individually but know that I appreciate everything, you're all diamonds.

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    • Paul Frederick George

      Paul Frederick George

      2 months ago

      Paul Frederick George

      My aunties, I love you all...that's all I've got, too blooming emotional! X

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    • Paul Frederick George

      Paul Frederick George

      2 months ago

      Paul Frederick George

      Ok it's taken me a little while to get my head around the generosity of people since this page started. I honestly can't thank everyone enough. Coffee morning on Saturday....Boldon Colliery played a blinder. Raised £1900 in one day. Lauren, Kate, Pam, sue and everyone who was there, I'm truly grateful for everything, everyone who donated prizes, bought tickets and just made a success, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Xx

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    180

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 30, 2016

      £10.00

    • Michael Jago

      Michael Jago

      Nov 25, 2016

      Paul this is a little something from America.

      £10.00

    • Graeme Symonds

      Graeme Symonds

      Nov 20, 2016

      £5.00

    About the fundraiser
    Paul Frederick George

    Paul Frederick George

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Hi I'm Paul. I've had MS for 10 yrs now. I'm raising money to undergo stem cell therapy in the hope that I can at the least stop the disease progressing and hopefully regain some of the things it has taken from me. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Paul

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