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£11,117raised of £50,000 target by 137 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,117 to send Fahad Khan to Mexico for HSCT to stop his MS

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    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 4th March 2017

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    In 2013 at the age of 29 my husband, Fahad Khan was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, where nerve fibres called myelin is damaged. In MS, your immune system, which helps to fight off infections, mistakes myelin for a foreign body and attacks it. This damages the nerve fibres, either partially or completely, leaving scars known as lesions. This also sometimes causes damage to the nerve fibres themselves. It is this nerve damage that causes the increase in disability that can occur over time. Unlike in other forms of MS, in Primary Progressive MS there are no periods of remission and instead, symptoms are progressive from the onset, worsening over time. In PPMS symptoms include decreased mobility, blindness, respiratory problems and chronic fatigue. Fahad first noticed symptoms of MS when he was just 25 years old and since he was diagnosed in 2013, his symptoms have continued to progress rapidly, causing severe mobility and walking difficulties. Unfortunately MS does not have a cure and as your muscles weaken over time you become less mobile and doing normal things like running or even walking can become a thing of the past. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) is a procedure that involves removing the harmful immune cells that attack the brain and spinal cord in MS, and then uses a persons own stem cells to effectively re-grow the immune system. Re-booting the immune system in this way has shown to prevent further damage in the brain and spinal cord and is currently the only affective way of stopping the progression of MS in its tracks. With HSCT currently unavailable to us on the NHS, his doctor recommended that we apply to have the treatment abroad. As such, Fahad will undergo HSCT in April 2017, at Clinica Ruiz, an established HSCT facility, in Puebla, Mexico. Please help us with our effort to restore some quality of life for Fahad.

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    • Farah Saeed-Khan

      Farah Saeed-Khan

      3 months ago

      Farah Saeed-Khan

      How do we begin to say Thank You!!! Thanks to everyone for your kind generosity and support, without you none of this would've been possible. We have raised a grand total of £32000!!! Thank You to everyone who hosted fundraisers, bake sales, sponsored walks and shared our plight amongst all your family and friends. Thank You 😘

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    • Farah Saeed-Khan

      Farah Saeed-Khan

      3 months ago

      Farah Saeed-Khan

      Hello Everyone, as it stands we have raised a massive £27000!!!!! Through Just Giving, offline donations, charity events and bake sales. Our Just Giving page only runs until 4/3/2016, however we will continue to collect offline and perhaps arrange another Just Giving page, Thank You everyone for all the generosity and support, we couldn't have done this without you x

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    Supporters

    137

    • Ayesha Shah

      Ayesha Shah

      Mar 3, 2017

      May Allah bless him with health

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 3, 2017

      Good luck x

    • Indi Sall

      Indi Sall

      Mar 3, 2017

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 3, 2017

      Good luck, from your Dubai family

      £222.27

    • Kerri Lindsay-Cullen

      Kerri Lindsay-Cullen

      Mar 2, 2017

      Hope everything goes well Fahad. Xxx

      £50.00

    • Stephen Fitzgerald

      Stephen Fitzgerald

      Mar 2, 2017

      £100.00

    • Lucy Barnes

      Lucy Barnes

      Mar 1, 2017

      Raised from the AIG cake sale on Monday. We are all thinking of you Fahad xx

      £800.00

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    Farah Saeed-Khan

    Farah Saeed-Khan

    London, United Kingdom

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