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£780raised of £1,000 target by 38 supporters

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

Location
Craven District, United Kingdom
Time left
12 days to go

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Bevis Cox, Julie Moorby, Alex Newall, Matthew Newall, and Mary Waterfall are walking the 6 Dales Trail early March 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

    3 days ago

    Mary Waterfall

    Thank you to Hadyn's mum Carol for your donation it means so much to everyone x

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  • Mary Waterfall

    Mary Waterfall

    6 days ago

    Mary Waterfall

    2 weeks today we should be having a few drinks, feeling a bit achy after our first days walk and feeding uobfir the second day. If you keep meaning to donate then here's a reminder. We walking from Kilnsey to Malham and back again today- on the monks road out and along the drovers road back, very hilly but great views.

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  • Mary Waterfall

    Mary Waterfall

    11 days ago

    Mary Waterfall

    Thank you so much Louise Grogan and Deborah Burt - your donation mean so much to Emma and also fill us with motivation to do this xxxx

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  • Hadyn Davies

    Hadyn Davies

    Feb 20, 2017

    This is from my mum Carole, who didn't want to have to go onto that Facebook thingumajig so she gave me the money to give to you! She also said "well that's a very long way to walk in a weekend"

    £40.00

  • louise grogan

    louise grogan

    Feb 13, 2017

    Best of luck guys!

    £20.00

  • Deborah Burt

    Deborah Burt

    Feb 13, 2017

    £20.00

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