TVAM and Stem Cell Therapy for MS

Greetings!

My name is Carla Eddington and I was diagnosed with Relapse Remitting Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 27. I am now 47. RRMS is a debilitating disease in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This type of damage to the nervous system induces physical, emotional, mental, and sometimes psychiatric symptoms and problems in which I have all suffered. With RRMS, the same or new symptoms can occur with each attack causing permanent neurological damage as the disease advances. As for me, I have severe fatigue, muscle weakness in my legs, which habilitates a limp in my left leg. I have suffered many falls and I often have burning sensations in my arms and feet. I have twitching in my left leg upon resting at night, and terrible headaches. My body is not able to tolerate heat and cold, and also severe itching in which I take 3-4 Benadryls, along with sleep aids for insomnia. In efforts to treat these symptoms of RRMS, I have undergone inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and currently under chiropractic care. I have taken the injections of Avonex, Rebiff, as well as Copaxone daily due to the agressiveness of the lesions developing on my brain and spinal cord. I am currently taking the pill Tecfidera twice a day, nutritional supplements to combat depression, blood pressure pills to combat high blood pressure induced from the disease modifying medications, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain pills for pain. In reading, I came across Dr. Arata, an Autonomic Specialist, who treats multiple sclerosis patients. Their treatments include 2 procedures; Transvascular Autonomic Modulation (TVAM) and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy (SVF). I am reaching out to you because I need your help. Medicare has agreed to pay 80% of the first procedure leaving me a balance of $2,000 and because there is no medical coverage for Stem Cell Therapy, the second procedure, I am 100% responsible and its cost is $4,000. Upon my research on these procedures, I truly believe they will provide a better quality of life for myself and my children, the youngest two being 11 and 14 years of age. In total, I am asking for $10,000 and I have sincerely prayed that I can meet this financial goal. The $10,000 dollars will cover the $6,000 for procedures, as well as air fare and hotel costs for 3 days. My anticipated date is July 17, 2016. In advance, I thank you all for every donation given and every prayer in support of my cause.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and may God bless you all!!!

Donations

  • Mitchell Carson 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Jeanette Welch 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Traci Gray Miles 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Kathy Jones 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Alexus Williams 
    • $20 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer

Carla Eddington 
Organizer
Pine Bluff, AR
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