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    Weʼve raised £48,307 to pay for stem cell treatment for my Multiple Sclerosis in Mexico

    Greenwich, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 28th March 2018

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    Thank you for opening my page! I  am 37 years old and pretty much wheelchair bound  because I have Multiple Sclerosis.  Help is out there: I am desperately trying to raise money for stem cell treatment so I can walk unaided again and hopefully halt this debilitating disease which progressively gets worse.

    All the money we raise on this page will go towards stem cell treatment in Mexico which involves harvesting my healthy stem cells, depleting my immune system and then putting the stem cells back, which should be MS free.

    Here is my story:

    In the summer of 2012 I was out walking with a friend near my home. At one point I had to sit down as my legs felt tired and heavy. A feeling of not being in complete control of my legs.

    We sat on a bench and I voiced my fear; I thought I had Multiple Sclerosis.

    My pal did what any friend would do and tried to reassure me that it might be something other than MS. However I'd also been suffering from blurry eyesight which is one of the first signs of MS.

    A month later my doctor gave me the diagnosis. My fear was realised. I had MS.

    That will be five years ago and my life has changed so completely. Gone are the long walks - I can now only manage a few steps with the aid of a crutch, beyond that I need a wheelchair.

    Like most people I used to take the ability to put one leg in front of the other for granted, but not being able to do so can lead to a lonely and frustrating existence. I now use a mobility scooter, which is a lifeline to the world outside.

    The symptoms of MS have meant that I have had to give up work which feels alien to me.
    Last year I had a treatment called Lemtrada on the NHS. This halts the symptoms of MS, however scans show I have new lesions on my brain, which means my condition will get worse.

    This is a scary way to live and I am taking action. The cost of the treatment is approximately £45k

    My Mum, sister and friends have set up Abi's Angels so we can try and raise the money. I am eternally grateful for any time, effort and money you have put towards this cause. Anyway that you think you may be able to fund raise would be very much appreciated. This treatment could make such an improvement to my life and most importantly halt the disease getting worse.

    Any money we raise that goes over target will be donated to others fundraising for the same cause.

    Many thanks for taking the time to read my story.

    Abi x

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    • Abi Harker1 year ago
      Abi Harker

      Abi Harker

      1 year ago

      To everyone that has donated, I can’t believe how this has gone. So much raised in 3 months! Thanks so much to everyone that has donated. Words can’t describe how happy you’ve made me. The balance for the clinic is due in January and I’ll be able pay it easily now. THANK YOU 😇

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      1 year ago
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    • Abi Harker1 year ago
      Abi Harker

      Abi Harker

      1 year ago

      Overwhelmed by all the support. Thank you to everyone who has donated 😘😘😘

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    Page last updated on: 3/21/2018 10:27 PM

    Supporters

    348

    • Pedro Lima

      Pedro Lima

      Mar 21, 2018

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 23, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 20, 2018

      £20.00

    • Roy Chipperfield

      Roy Chipperfield

      Feb 7, 2018

      Hope it all goes brilliantly in Mexico.Love from Santa Claus !!!

      £20.00

    • Tim Reed

      Tim Reed

      Feb 3, 2018

      £30.00

    • Henry Braithwaite

      Henry Braithwaite

      Jan 23, 2018

      From everyone at MarketMakers & ReallyB2B

      £240.00

    • Danielle Hewlett-Boyle

      Danielle Hewlett-Boyle

      Jan 18, 2018

      Good luck Abi, we shall continue following your journey love Danielle & Lara aka 'MY LOCKER WORLD'

      £250.00

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    Abi Harker

    Abi Harker

    Greenwich, United Kingdom

    I am strong 💪 we can do this!

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