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£7,340raised of £50,000 target by 237 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,340 to Help Nicola beat MS with Stem Cell and Chemotherapy Treatment (HSCT)

    Location
    Downpatrick, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 28th December 2016

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    Our aim is to raise funds to send my sister Nicola who has Progressive MS to Mexico for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Chemotherapy treatment, otherwise known as HSCT.

    Nicola is such an inspiration to everyone that knows her. She has two children and at 35 years old is resigned to spending most of her time in a wheelchair. As Nicola's sister I have watched this awful condition affect her life greatly. She has taken various medications and nothing has worked, Nicola also has to be admitted into hospital twice a year for a month at a time as her condition is so aggressive. She has to leave her two young children and struggles to be away from them for so long but she has no control over MS attacks.

    Everyone who knows Nicola knows her for her brilliant personality and positive outlook on life. Loved by all my sister is my hero!

    Having this treatment will hopefully make such a difference to the Nicola's quality of life. She has battled MS for 11 years now and it is only after the death of our mum five years ago that it has turned Progressive. We are currently on the waiting list which is approximately 12-15 months. The treatment is over a period of a month and is extremely aggressive, it can take up to two years for the full benefits of it to show.

    Unfortunately in the UK those with progressive MS are not able to be treated. There are no medications open to Nicola and we as a family find it so hard to watch her decline further. If you could help in any way no matter how small a donation it would be so greatly received.

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    • Gillian Rea

      Gillian Rea

      6 months ago

      Gillian Rea

      Thank you so much to everyone who supported Nicola in her plight to beat MS. Your donations have made such a difference and will go a long way towards the HSCT treatment.

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    • Gillian Rea

      Gillian Rea

      7 months ago

      Gillian Rea

      Since my last update £1366.00 has been donated to Nicola's campaign. We are all so thankful for your support. All your donations are making such a difference and will get Nicola to Mexico for her life changing treatment.

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    • Gillian Rea

      Gillian Rea

      9 months ago

      Gillian Rea

      Since my last update £1305 has been donated!!!! Thank you so much! Nicola xxx

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    • Gillian Rea

      Gillian Rea

      10 months ago

      Gillian Rea

      Thank you so much for your donations and well wishes. This time last week I felt so alone in my battle with MS. This week I now have hope that I can change my future and you have made this possible. I will never forget your kindness and generosity. Nicola.

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    10 months ago

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    Supporters

    237

    • Mark Glass

      Mark Glass

      Dec 21, 2016

      All the best Darren Hamill on Fri 30 Dec 2016 doing the Seven 7's for this good cause.

      £20.00

    • Patricia Rice

      Patricia Rice

      Dec 15, 2016

      Good Luck Nicola! Donation from Vivomed Downpatrick Christmas Jumper Day.

      £160.00

    • Colin Horgan

      Colin Horgan

      Dec 14, 2016

      £50.00

    • GAVIN MCCOMISKEY

      GAVIN MCCOMISKEY

      Dec 14, 2016

      Happy Birthday x

      £200.00

    • Denis Coulter

      Denis Coulter

      Dec 13, 2016

      I hope that this helps in some small way. Good luck.

      £100.00

    • Mary Anne Coyle

      Mary Anne Coyle

      Dec 13, 2016

      With all best wishes for the future

      £30.00

    • Allan Coates

      Allan Coates

      Dec 8, 2016

      NI SHIRT

      £10.00

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    Gillian Rea

    Gillian Rea

    Downpatrick, United Kingdom

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