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£350raised of £1,000 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to support Emma McAdam ("stems4emms") by walking the 6 Dales Trail

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Craven District, United Kingdom
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Bevis Cox, Julie Moorby, Alex Newall, Matthew Newall, and Mary Waterfall are walking the 6 Dales Trail at the end of January 2017. It's a 38 mile trek over two days and it will be a tough challenge for us but not as tough as the one Emma is facing with her MS.

Please read her story at http://stems4emms.uk/my-story/ and sponsor us here!

Emma’s words:

“I have been offered treatment in Moscow in March 2017 under Dr Federenko who has been successfully treating people with MS for the past 10 years. The treatment is called AHSCT. It involves harvesting some of my own stem cells, then “re-booting” my immune system by blasting it with chemo-therapy, then reintroducing my stem cells. The treatment is not available to me on the NHS and, including travel and care, it costs around £45,000. The waiting list for treatment in Russia is normally 2 years, but the team have assessed my case as so urgent I am going to be treated in a matter of months. It’s a pretty extreme thing to go through but the alternative is even scarier. I was diagnosed with MS on 9 December 2011. I will never forget that day, firstly because it's my Mum's birthday, and secondly because it was the most devastating day of my life. By the time I was diagnosed, the disease had already done irreparable damage to my body and, despite ongoing preventative treatment, that damage has continued. Before my diagnosis I was a healthy and very active “wonder woman”, working in the Health Service in children’s mental health, looking after my own young family, studying for my Masters, walking, running and dancing. I was even a red belt in Kick Boxing! Now, I can’t do any of that. I thank my lucky stars every night that I have a happy home, two incredible children and an amazing family and friends who support and look after me. My biggest fear is needing to permanently use a wheel chair for the smallest distance, and losing my vision. These are very real concerns so I feel this treatment is my only choice.”

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  • Mary Waterfall

    Mary Waterfall

    6 days ago

    Mary Waterfall

    This morning was roman road take 2 but so that we didn't get lost we started from Skipton, then Addingham, then on the Dales way to Bolton Abby. Guess which intrepid explorers went the wrong way on the Dales Way, yep us, we nearly got to ilkley. We turned around and finally got to Bolton Abby for tea and cake. The time seems to be slipping away which is a good thing because it means Emma is nearer to getting to her treatment.

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  • Mary Waterfall

    Mary Waterfall

    16 days ago

    Mary Waterfall

    SOowe went from bopping till the wee hours at Emma's Disco - much fun had by all and nearly £600 pounds raised, to walking across the moors in a blizzard on the Saturday. Its all good training, but I did have to put off shoveling the manure on the Sunday. Come on lovely folk dig deep, lets get lots of moolah to put towards Emma's total.

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  • Mary Waterfall

    Mary Waterfall

    a month ago

    Mary Waterfall

    Our date is booked we will be setting off on the 4th March . We were going to do end of January but don't really fancy walking in the dark, but this could happen anyway given our ability to get lost .we will be adding Emma's disco fundraising to our training this Friday so let's hope we just break some moves and not just break. Come along and join him the fun to the rugby club

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2016

    £10.00

  • Mary Waterfall

    Mary Waterfall

    Dec 2, 2016

    Thanks to Sid and Bo for the donation, it means so much

    £10.00

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    Dec 1, 2016

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Craven District, United Kingdom

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