Courtney's HSCT Transplant Fund

$5,691 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 24 months


My boys, always there to help me fight <3

Hello! My name is Courtney and I'm 29 years old. I'm a mother to two wonderful little boys ( Quin-9, Trase-u) and wife to my amazing husband James. I am currently working towards a degree as a medical laboratory tech, but it hasn't been easy.  I was finally diagnosed with MS in October 2014, after struggling for many many years with terrible medical issues. I finally found an amazing doctor who listened and discovered I was being plagued by this nasty disease known as multiple sclerosis. I suffer from foot drop,  left side weakness, fatigue, cognitive impairment, etc which makes life very hard at times. I know there is more to come with this MonSter but I fight it everyday for my family. My husband and my boys are the most important people in my life and I couldn't do this without them. I am currently on Tysabri infusions because I failed on both plegridy and tecfidera. These medications have terrible side effects that can cause permanent damage, and many (including the one I'm on) can even cause death. I am hoping to raise money to recieve HSCT - Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (bone marrow transplant) to halt and hopefully reverse the damage I have because of my MS. There have been so many lives changed and made better by this procedure already. Here is a link to a little bit of info on the procedure for anyone who wants to know about it:  http://www.hsctstopsms.com/what-is-hsct/ 
I would absolutely love the chance at a better life for myself and my family! I cannot even express how much this would mean to me and all those I hold dear. I know the chances that I'll raise the money needed are slim, but I believe that dreams can come true and miracles do happen. I have to at least try and know that I gave it my all. I never want to have to tell my boys again that mommy can't do something because she's sick I want to thank anyone who took the time to read this. Any amount be it $1 or $100 would be getting me that much closer to this incredible opportunity. For those who cannot donate please don't feel bad!!! As a family of 4 living on one income I totally understand ☺ I hope some of you can share my story and help me get it out there! Have an amazing day!
Courtney <3
#CourtneyCrushesMS 
Please visit my website for more videos and info, www.savecourtney.com   ❤️ I also have a facebook page: www.facebook.com/CourtneyCrushesMS


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This is Barry, hes one of many who have recieved hsct for ms. He had his transplant in 2003 and is still in remission to this day (that's right, 14 years ms free!!)
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https://youtu.be/XgPdx53KnVg



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another video on HSCT for MS

My crazy little boys playing in the rain, this is who I fight for

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Hi guys! Just wanted to give a little update on how things are going. Have had a great 4 week summer break with the fellas, and am sadly headed back to school this week in just 10 more months I will graduate with a degree in medical laboratory science. It's not been easy, but I ALWAYS give 100% ! Can't wait to start working and helping others who may be sick like me! Hoping to raise this money soon so I can finally stop these nasty infusions. The cost keeps skyrocketing up and I can hardly believe that my insurance is paying so much every month ($35k+) when a single $60000 transplant payment could end my need for medications altogether and stop my MS in its tracks! I know someday soon this is totally going to happen for me and I honestly can't wait Thank you all so much for being here for me, I couldn't do without you. #CourtneyCrushesMS
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Courtney
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Hello everyone! I know it has been awhile since I've posted an update, but I just want to touch base and let you know I haven't given up yet! Had some crummy stuff happen with a business that was fundraising for me, but I'm ready to move on and make this dream a reality! I am going to try my hardest to fundraise my butt off and get things ready to go by my transplant date (9/3/18). I know this is possible and I will crush my ms! #CourtneyCrushesMS thanks for reading! ❤❤❤
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I've finally gotten my treatment date! Super excited at the chance to take back my life, but really worried about being able to reach this goal! Would really appreciate it if friends/family/supporters would be willing to share my campaign again and ask your friends to do the same. If everyone gave a just a little it would change our lives forever. Thank you all so much for your continued support and prayers, none of this would be possible without all of you! ❤️
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News story done by the amazing Bayley at Channel 8 news! <3 #CourtneyCrushesMS
Channel 8 KLKN TV did a news story on me
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Raised by 93 people in 24 months
Created July 15, 2016
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