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£3,565raised of £60,000 target by 53 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,565 to Help Fund Denise's HSCT Treatment

    Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

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    Hi, my name is Denise and I'm HSCT ready! Let me explain but, before I do, I'd just like to say a great big Thank You for visiting my fundraising page.

    So, it all started when I was diagnosed with MS 8 years ago, totally out of the blue. It wasn't quite the present I was expecting for my 50th birthday.

    I have a condition that has no cure, that is unpredictable, for which there is no treatment, that could (and did, within 4 years) put you in a wheelchair; a condition that could (and has) change your life as you know it forever. You'd maybe think that is pretty unlucky? But the worst part is learning to adapt your whole lifestyle, living with that illness as it cripples your functionality, so you can't write that birthday card to your best friend, can't flick through the pages of your favourite magazine, hold a cup of tea, so you have to rely on your friends to cut up your food in the restaurant on a night out with the girls, so you can't just jump in the car to go get your hair done. It eats away, relentlessly, at your independence, stops you taking care of your family, your home, your job, even yourself.

    And so this is where you come in. You, my Hero, my Good Samaritan. Because now there is a treatment available that could stop this destroyer of lives in its tracks. All I need is to raise the funds – no small sum; £60,000. The treatment itself is around £46,000. The bi-monthly injections of Rituximab, post-treatment are £1,000 each and I may need 5. Then there are flights, extra caregiver help to get me onto the bus to and from the clinic while the chemotherapy is doing its job and, intensive physio when I return home. Any funds left over, I would donate to a fellow MS’er so they could have a chance.

    But none of it will happen without your kindness, your generosity, without your gift of a donation. The gift of making my life liveable again.

    I am so very grateful.
    Denise x

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    3

    • Denise Mellows1 year ago
      Denise Mellows

      Denise Mellows

      1 year ago

      Finally, I seem to have got my fingers back, so now I'm capable of typing again (one fingered at least). How times have changed. It's not so long ago I was tested at 90 words per minute...now it's more like 90 words an hour! Never mind, so long as I can still type the words 'THANK YOU' and make sure everyone knows how totally grateful I am.... If we get this treatment, I might even be able to write my own Thank You cards! Fingers crossed.... Ian...? Can you just cross my fingers for me please? Ian...? Iaaaan...? :-D

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    • Denise Mellows1 year ago
      Denise Mellows

      Denise Mellows

      1 year ago

      Well, it's the end of our first week and I've been absolutely knocked out by how very kind and generous all my (and our) friends have been....Thank You so very, very much...we're absolutely gobsmacked. Busy weekend ahead with my list of jobs the boss gave me ...maybe a few nights getting to bed before 2.30am might help! Onwards ZZZzzzzzz :-D xxx

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    • Denise Mellows1 year ago
      Denise Mellows

      Denise Mellows

      1 year ago

      Phew, what a busy day today.... I've been putting off having a looki looki all day but, finally, I plucked up courage to have a look at our fundraising page.... WOW! I can't believe just how very generous everyone has been. A humongous thank you from me AND my fabluss team - couldn't have done this without them or your generosity. Thank you so much for such a fantastic start today.... fingers crossed for tomorrow. Denise x p.s. It's only allowing me to 'tag' so many peeps so I'd also like to thank Mrs PP, Jackie Cammiss x

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    Supporters

    53

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 12, 2017

      £50.00

    • Victoria Marsden

      Victoria Marsden

      Aug 30, 2017

      £10.00

    • Linda Mabbott

      Linda Mabbott

      Jul 26, 2017

      My wish for both of you on your anniversary...make this go away. If only that was possible. I had a spare £100,000 hanging around I would help you and others to manage this dreadful condition.

    • t court

      t court

      Jul 17, 2017

      £5.00

    • Hayes Seafoods

      Hayes Seafoods

      Jul 16, 2017

      Wishing you all the luck in the world Denise!Much Love Cliff Michelle and Josh x x x

      £30.00

    • Stuart Blackwell

      Stuart Blackwell

      Jul 13, 2017

      £20.00

    • nigel gorman

      nigel gorman

      Jul 10, 2017

      Keep fighting Denise

      £250.00

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    Denise Mellows

    Denise Mellows

    Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    Hi, my name is Denise, I’m 57 years young and 8 years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I am asking for your help either in raising money or by simply donating, so that I can travel to Mexico for life changing HSCT treatment to stop this disease in its tracks!

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