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Weʼre raising £55,064 to help Denise get HSCT treatment in Mexico.

Leeds, United Kingdom

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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.

Thanks to all the donations we have already received we have raised £4,936.75! Just £55,063.75 to go!

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 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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  • Emma Grunwell

    Emma Grunwell

    Mar 20, 2018

    A little bit more From all your lovely baking friends and my hungry colleagues at Harrogate Council!

    £180.00

  • Emma Grunwell

    Emma Grunwell

    Jan 6, 2018

    Well done for doing the Abbey Dash all those from Ninelands.Ang, Darren and Faye

    £10.00

  • Cheryl Simpson

    Cheryl Simpson

    Nov 27, 2017

    Sorry Denise for the delay in me doing this. Hope you are ok.With love from Cheryl xxx

    £20.00

  • Emma Grunwell

    Emma Grunwell

    Nov 25, 2017

    Top effort Wendy and Amber for running the Abbey Dash - Cheryl Donaghey

    £10.00

  • Emma Grunwell

    Emma Grunwell

    Nov 25, 2017

    This is from a Football card that Tilly and Amber’s Football team Garforth Rangers did to recognise their Abbey Dash efforts and the dad who won kindly donated back his winnings!

    £28.00

  • Emma Grunwell

    Emma Grunwell

    Nov 16, 2017

    Tilly, Aaron and Dan, impressive efforts on the Abbey Dash. The Plumb’s, Rosie and Pam

    £11.00

  • Kerry Elmer

    Kerry Elmer

    Nov 15, 2017

    For Kerry completing the abbey dash! From all the staff in Santander Pudsey branch

    £65.00

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Denise Mellows

Denise Mellows

Leeds, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Denise. I have Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. For 8 yrs this disease has done its best to get the better of me. This treatment will help me fight it. It will stop the relentless, disabling, crippling effect it's having on my body. Please, could you help give me a chance?

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