Weʼre raising £1,500 to support Alan going to London for life saving stem cell treatment, stop progression of his MS and live an independent life when he is home
- Wirral, United Kingdom
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Stem Cell Treatment could make a huge difference to Alan and how he has to live with his Multiple Sclerosis.
Show a little love this Christmas and donate £2 as a virtual Christmas Card for Alan and be there with him in spirit over Christmas time in London whilst he is having the next part of his treatment.
We got just under £1,000 last time, but need a little more help to help fund London trips again now and put things in place for Alan for his care.
The MS has progressed significantly over the last 12 months. Now having to use a wheelchair and finding everyday tasks difficult, the hope is that the treatment will slow the progression down and fingers crossed, Alan will get some of his mobility and independence back. Alan has been travelling back and forth to London since February. He has completed the first round of chemotherapy and then the Stem Cells have been harvested. The next part of the treatment unfortunately means Alan has to have more chemotherapy before the transplant and this travelling back to London is costly as well as the extra care and support he will need afterwards when back home.
Please show your support , help get Alan improve his way of life.
What is Alan's Stem Cell Therapy Stem cells are different from most cells in the body as they have not yet developed to carry out a particular function. Researchers are exploring whether it is possible for stem cells to become cell types which could slow MS disease activity, repair existing damage or replace faulty parts of the immune system or nervous system. Stem cell therapy is already being used for other conditions, such as cancer of the blood (leukaemia). Stem cell therapy is a largely experimental treatment for MS
A type of stem cell therapy, called autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (abbreviated to AHSCT)
AHSCT uses high doses of chemotherapy to wipe out harmful cells in the immune system so is more intensive and higher risk than most other treatments for MS. The immune system is then rebuilt using stem cells collected from your blood. The idea is to reboot the immune system so that it no longer attacks the brain and spinal cord to cause further damage.
More information is available at: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/hsct or http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/p.muraro
Article available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/02/20/new-stem-cell-treatment-freezes-multiple-sclerosis/
Alan also wants to donate to MS Stem Cell Research so others can have life saving treatment too!
So watch this space as Alan wants to kayak for MS next year after treatment and helps others. But in the meantime, lets show Alan our support and get him the treatment and support he needs and deserves
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- 3 years ago
Charlotte Shaw3 years ago
We have met half of our £3000 target but need to do one last push to raise the rest. He has raised so much money fundraising for others with MS in the past and now needs our help. Please share and spare a few pound to help Alan. Thanks everyone.
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Love you Mr Shaw, You are going to beat this!Merry Christmas Sweetheart xxx
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Wirral, United Kingdom
Alan and I met when I was just 16, when we were kids.15 years on we met again and got married. Just months before the big day, Alan was diagnosed with MS. Alan is going to beat this terrible disease! We just need a little help from friends to show support for when he is back home