107%
£48,257raised of £45,000 target by 347 supporters

Weʼre raising £45,000 to pay for stem cell treatment for my Multiple Sclerosis in Mexico

Location
Greenwich, United Kingdom

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

Story

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

Share this story

Updates

4

  • Abi Harker2 months ago
    Abi Harker

    Abi Harker

    2 months 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 😇

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Abi Harker4 months ago
    Abi Harker

    Abi Harker

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Abi Harker5 months ago
    Abi Harker

    Abi Harker

    5 months ago

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

    Share this update to help us raise more

7 months ago

Abi Harker started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Supporters

347

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 8, 2018

    Good toMeet and chat with you at David Lloyd today Nina. Glad to support Abi. Wishing her the best of luck.

About the fundraiser
Abi Harker

Abi Harker

Greenwich, United Kingdom

I am strong 💪 we can do this!

Report this Page

* JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.

Donate