Weʼve raised £700 to Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help fund a very close friends medical expenses who has been diagnosed with Bulbar-Onset ALS/Motor Neurone Disease.
- Cheshire, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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- Funded on Tuesday, 21st March 2017
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I am running the Wilmslow Half Marathon on Sunday 19th of March 2017 for my close friend who has been diagnosed with Bulbar-Onset ALS/Motor Neurone Disease".
On Tuesday 17th May 2016, the date of the diagnosis, his and his family's life changed forever. Shock, devastation and every other conceivable emotion has followed since that day and continues to do so.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones or nerves in the brain and spinal cord. This means that messages gradually stop reaching muscles which leads to weakness and wasting. ALS/MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.
My friend has traveled to Mexico for stem cell treatment, which has been paid for by his family at a cost of £23,000. This procedure includes harvesting and applying large quantities of his stem cells which are drawn from his own bone marrow. This treatment also includes keeping some of his harvested stem cells and sending them to a licensed laboratory for further cultivation to enable him to have further injections every 3 months, depending on how he is progressing. However, there is a further cost of approx £5,000 for each stem cell booster injection thereafter (including flights).
We are hopeful that this procedure will slow the progression down to enable him to continue with a good quality of life.
I would be extremely grateful if all our friends could help and sponsor us in our run to help towards our friends ongoing medical expenses.
Thank you all
Kelly Graham2 months ago
Hi Everyone and Thank You to the people tagged who have already donated to my old page! I have raised £200 already! Sunday 19th March I will be running the Wilmslow Half Marathon for a very close friend with Bulbar-Onset ALS/Motor Neurone Disease. Please can I ask all my friends to donate what they can to reach my target and help with medical expences and to help my friend prolong his life and spend time with his wonderful family.
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Mar 19, 2017
Well done Kelly legs of jelly
Mar 19, 2017
Well done 👍 x
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