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Weʼre raising £40,000 to Help me travel to America and have a life changing operation for Stem Cell Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.

Caterham, United Kingdom

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My name is James Hoyle and I have Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed in 2008 when I woke up one morning with pins and needles in both my legs. I thought nothing of it and just that I had slept in a funny position. But the pins and needles were still there that evening. I knew there was something not right when I woke up the following day with the exact same sensation. I had never heard of MS before and I put the pins and needles down to a possible circulation issue. I left it a few days to see if the pins and needles would clear up on their own. But they did not. I saw 6 different GP’s before one of them referred me to see a Neurologist. I had a scan of my brain and spine that showed inflammations in the spinal cord and my brain, confirming to the neurologist that I did intact have Multiple Sclerosis.

There are three different types of MS and I have the type called relapsing remitting. This means that I get flare ups of the symptoms at random times and these flare ups will heighten the sensations that MS causes. In particular my left eye becomes blurry and I get head aches as a result, the pins and needles in my legs becomes worse, sometime to the point where the feeling is unbearable and my legs feel as though they are on fire. My arms can ache for absolutely no reason and there is nothing that I can take that will ease the pain.

Aside from these random flare ups I have day to day symptoms that have worsened since my initial diagnosis. As a result of the pins and needles my balance is almost none existent. I can only liken my balance to trying to walk after drinking 8 pints of beer. This has resulted in me falling over and injuring myself. I find it very difficult to go to the toilet what I would call ‘’normally’’ as in I cannot go on demand and I have to wait until my body tells me to go. This may not sound like a problem, but my body only tells me that I need to go when I NEED to go. I can’t lie, I have been caught out a few times because for this and it is becoming a huge factor that I have to think about before leaving the house. Because of the MS I also suffer with huge fatigue issues. Before the diagnosis I was very sporty and active. Now I can bearly walk 100 yards without needing to rest. This is especially frustrating as this really effects the things I can do with me 2 year old Son. Taking him out in the garden is a real test of my endurance and I am often exhausted after just 5 minutes. Let alone things in the future like playing football, his first sports day etc. just won’t be possible for me to physically participate in.

There is a treatment that can stop my MS and over time, can possibly reverse the damage that is causing the inflammations. It involves Stem Cell Treatment (HSCT) Here is a link that will explain the procedure in more detail. HSCT Procedure The treatment is available on the NHS but there are very strict guidlines as to what type and stage the MS is at to even be concidered, let alone approved. The only realistic way I have to get this procedure is to raise enough money so that I can fund it overseas. Here’s where I need your help. The littlest can and will go so far, it will help me and my family in so many ways. I am and would be very grateful for any donations from you to fund this treatment - Tash and I will be doing charity runs and events, basically whatever we can to get the funds together. If I could kindly ask for your help to get this out of my system and to go on to lead the life I once had.

We know this will take years but with support and hard work i have a chance of a life i once had and a chance right now is what is making me want to do this.

Thank you for you time, support and help


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    12 days ago
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  • James Hoyle8 months ago
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    James Hoyle

    8 months ago

    Hello to you all - sorry for distance in my page, a friend told me to post the reason for this my MS has been getting the better of me and my motivation dropped somewhat, the tunnel seemed to far away for me to fight, i deal with the struggles daily but im not able to do basic stuff with my son because im unable to last more than 5 minutes running around - this is when i have to do this for him my boy and family mean the world to me, i really wish i had the money to just take this away today but i cant i can take each day and overcome this

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  • James Hoyle9 months ago
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    James Hoyle

    9 months ago

    Thank you just isn't enough right now but from the heart i couldn't thank you all enough thank you for the continued support that you have given me, thank you to those that have shared and are sharing daily for me and mostly thank you to those who have donated well i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. i know this isn't going to happen overnight years infact but if i work hard i have a chance and right now a chance i'm going to grab a chance with both hands to reach this dream.

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  • simon robson

    simon robson

    Jun 14, 2018

    Good luck fella


  • Linda Hunt

    Linda Hunt

    Jun 13, 2018


  • Steve Lennon

    Steve Lennon

    Jun 13, 2018

    Good luck and stay strong (I’m a friend of Lesley & Colin)


  • J. Green

    J. Green

    May 7, 2018

    Good luck


  • Nick Davidson

    Nick Davidson

    May 7, 2018

    Its a great thing that youre doing mate, enjoy the process, you’ll ace it - no doubts whatsoever. Maximum respect, you’re a class act.


  • Anthony Tolman

    Anthony Tolman

    May 6, 2018


  • Tara Lovegrove

    Tara Lovegrove

    Apr 7, 2018

    It's not much but I hope it helps x


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James Hoyle

James Hoyle

Caterham, United Kingdom

Here is a link that will explain the procedure in more detail. HSCT Procedure

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