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£19,399raised of £60,000 target by 369 supporters

Weʼre raising £60,000 to fund life changing treatment for Gideon

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Just under 20 years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks and eats away at the nerves. There are only theories to the cause and there is no known cure.

For me, unfortunately my MS is progressive; the disease attacks my sight, walking, thought processing, memory, physical & mental energy, spasms and constant pain.

There is no cure. There is a treatment called HSCT which can stop progression and help to repair some of the nerve damage, in short, they take the stem cells, wipe the immune system with chemotherapy and then start rebuilding it. The stats are good and many hundreds of people have had the treatment with great success, the earliest treatments being 15 years ago.

The challenge - only a number of centres provide the treatment, one of the best is in Mexico, which I have been lucky enough to be accepted on. The cost of the treatment (before, during and after) and flights come to £60,000.

If I don’t receive treatment, the disease will continue to progress. If I wait, it is likely the nerve damage will be too severe to be repaired. So if I am doing it, it needs to be done now!

I have tried to spend my life contributing to the community especially for those who are less fortunate. I have always used my MS as a source of strength, so that I can help by running youth clubs, minority relations. Using my HR background to support schools and welfare charities, also being a Trustee for the MS Society. Even using it to achieve my ambition of becoming a Rabbi, to help others.

I am asking for YOUR help, not only to personally contribute, but to ask your family, friends, colleagues, schools, employers, clubs, societies, places of worship to contribute as well.

I don’t know how I will ever be able to thank you enough for helping change my life.

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  • Gideon Schulman

    Gideon Schulman

    11 days ago

    Gideon Schulman

    Mexico booked for 16th July - 59 days to go Thank you all for your continued support

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  • Gideon Schulman

    Gideon Schulman

    a month ago

    Gideon Schulman

    http://www.briut-vaosher.co.uk Now has a bank account and the Charity Commission has confirmed they will have a registration number on Tuesday. They can then claim gift aid Thank you all for your support

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  • Gideon Schulman

    Gideon Schulman

    2 months ago

    Gideon Schulman

    I can't believe how amazing people have been, with money being given outside of JustGiving I am now well over 20k in just over 2 weeks. Every day I feel I am actually one step closer to treatment Thank you my friends Chag Kasher V'Sameach and Happy Easter May everyone be blessed with health, success and peace

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2 months ago

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369

  • Ian Green

    Ian Green

    May 26, 2017

    keep at it

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 26, 2017

    £54.00

  • Alex Cowan

    Alex Cowan

    May 26, 2017

    £50.00

  • The Flaums

    The Flaums

    May 25, 2017

    PG may you raise the funds and get the treatment you need. I will share with as many as I can.

  • Shalom Kupperman

    Shalom Kupperman

    May 23, 2017

    Refuah shlema!

    £50.00

  • Jeremy Cohen

    Jeremy Cohen

    May 23, 2017

    Refua Shalama Gideon, hope it all goes well PG x

    £50.00

  • Miriam Freeman

    Miriam Freeman

    May 19, 2017

    Refuah shleima and I hope you get the treatment you need.

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