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Stem Cell Treatment for MS

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Those that know me, know how much I disdain asking for help. This is not easy for me to do, but after talking with a few people that love me... here goes. 

I have Multiple Scelrosis,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis, diagnosed 2014 and for the most part I've done pretty well. I initially had persistent constant numbness in my left arm and areas of my body. After many trips to different doctors, I finally saw a neurologist, got an MRI and boom, lesions in my brain and spinal cord. 

Over the last few years its been managed pretty well with Oral medications; however in the last few months I've had a pretty serious MS exacerbation. Started with constant persistent numbness in both my legs, I told my neurologist about it and we got a new set of Brain, C-spine and T-spine MRI's. I developed 4 new brain lesions and 2 new cervical spine lesions. 

The scariest part is I'm starting to have a hard time walking. My left foot has been dragging on the gound, and my left arm has been weak. This has me really freaked out. :( 

I'm on a new medication 1x/month IV. 

My request from you is support for Stem Cell Therapy. I found a clinic in Los Angeles and met the Chief Science Officer at a convention in 2017. This treatment is currently not FDA approved; however, I've heard tremendous stories of those with MS who've had it done with major improvements.

As much as I dislike sharing about this and asking for support, I really do need help. I cannot afford the treatment on my own. This is an urgent situation as this illness is progressive over time. As soon as I can get the funds I can book my appointment and get this treatment before it gets worse.
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Omg everyone... I cannot freaking believe this, I just didn’t think anyone would have my back. Lori Taylor initially asked me to do this gofundme a month a go and I told her NO, I was embarrassed, I didn’t believe people would support.
I would love to thank everyone individually; however, it’s freaking hard to do with my left arm functioning at 50%. Thank you ALL, I can’t wait to keep y’all posted when I go in the clinic..
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I've made my appointment for March 26th... Woo hoo!!
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Thank you sooo much everyone! Asking for support is not something that comes natural to me... I thought I’d update everyone!! Here’s me at the infusion center today receiving my new medication, tysabri, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalizumab.

I’m happy to express my gratitude for your support by updating you on how your support is being put to use!
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