21%
£10,840raised of £50,000 target by 235 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to fund Stacey's HSCT (stem cell) treatment in Mexico ❤

Location
Dudley, United Kingdom
Time left
24 days to go

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I was diagnosed with MS in 2014. I had optic neuritis in about 2004, which was put down to 'hopefully a virus'. I had a few other episodes, but nothing much and these could be explained by other factors. I was a keen runner and my half marathon time was 1hour 45 mins (2012). I ran the London and Edinburgh marathons in 2013, raising lots of money for charity, but noticed my left leg dragged after the 20 mile mark, I put this down to having to run so far. I completed in 4hours 28 mins, but this was a lot slower than I was expecting.

I became a para-athlete and competed in 2015 as a T36 running the 100m, 200m and in the Long jump. I was the UK no.1 ranked T36 athlete in these events during 2015 and competed in the CPISRA world games and won 3 gold medals for Team England. I was ranked no.11 in the world over the 100M, no.15 in the 200m and 2nd in the long jump. I was put on the British athletics Talent ID programme for my potential to run at the Rio Olympic Games.

Unfortunately my MS had other ideas and I began to progress downhill rapidly despite treatment with Lemtrada (a disease modifying drug). I am only 37 and have 3 children. I worry about what MS is going to do if it continues at this current rate of progression, I feel HSCT abroad is my only hope left to fight against the rapid onslaught of my MS and its devastating effects on my body and my family xx

My family have seen me go from marathon-running charity runner to para-athlete. From still being able to run and walk at the start of 2016, from walking with a stick and then finally to a wheelchair ( well mobility scooter really as I don't have the strength to propel a chair due to my left arm weakening); all in the space of 9 months. I need help to bathe, dress and can barely write.

HSCT involves full chemotherapy and is the treatment shown by the BBC panorama programme in 2016. The aim of AHSCT is to ‘reset’ the immune system to stop it from attacking the central nervous system.


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  • Stacey Hurrell

    Stacey Hurrell

    4 days ago

    Stacey Hurrell

    Amazing people, amazing family, amazing how much money we have raised xxx thank you to the thoughtful and generous shoppers in the Ryemarket today, the supporters and chairman of Stourbridge Football Club and supporters of Stourbridge Rugby Club who have made donations today. I cannot say thank you enough. Praying for sunshine on the 7th May, feeling emotional to remake contact with friends lost but never forgotten and to the parents whose children I was lucky enough to teach and hearing how well they have done and what they have gone on to do.

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  • Stacey Hurrell

    Stacey Hurrell

    5 days ago

    Stacey Hurrell

    Thank you 😊 21% - this is amazing 😭😭much love to you all ❤️ ❤️❤️ Xxxx

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  • Stacey Hurrell

    Stacey Hurrell

    6 days ago

    Stacey Hurrell

    Thank you all - 20% 😀😘❤️ Can't believe it !!! Xxx look out for the page of the Stourbridge News. Can't tell you all how much this means xxxx

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235

  • Norman Seddon

    Norman Seddon

    Apr 25, 2017

    Not sure if my last donation went through so am adding it again. I truly hope you reach your target.

    £20.00

  • Mary Tyrrell

    Mary Tyrrell

    Apr 24, 2017

    Looking forward to seeing you on the 7th May!Lots of Love Xx

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 24, 2017

    Good luck Stacey. I will follow your progress and wish you improvements all the way.

    £30.00

  • Jill Clements

    Jill Clements

    Apr 23, 2017

    Sorry to read your story, hope you reach your target and get the treatment

    £10.00

  • Nicola Keller

    Nicola Keller

    Apr 22, 2017

    So sorry to hear this Stacey! You've done so amazingly well with your running and I know how much your family dote on you and love you! I really hope you can raise the funds! Xx

    £50.00

  • Deborah Richards

    Deborah Richards

    Apr 22, 2017

    You were an inspirational teacher to Katharine and Sam Richards at PTC...they both went on to study Geography at university! Hope everything goes well xxx

    £50.00

  • warren bown

    warren bown

    Apr 21, 2017

    £25.00

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