Mark Robotham (Robo) is a one of a kind. He is genuinely the best bloke I have ever met. He is a bloke who has never asked for help but is so willing to give so much even if he has just met you. I work with Robo and and have got to know him pretty well over the past 3-4 years. His life is completely dedicated to his wife Andy and 2 year old son Oscar.
Andrea (Andy) Robotham (Mark's wife) was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) 7 years ago. Anyone who has ever come in contact with this disorder knows how debilitating it can be. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Andy, but by the way Mark lights up when he talks about her says to me that she is truly his world. Andy's condition has gradually got worse and worse to the point where she has to ride a mobility scooter the majority of the time.
The introduction of stem cell treatment for MS has been a ground breaking advancement into the way the disease is combatted. Unfortunately due to it being in it's early stages, this treatment is not available in Australia. The treatment comprises of blasting the body with chemotherapy which destroys the patients’ immune system and then uses blood and immune stem cells from the bone marrow to help restore, or reset, the immune system following the chemotherapy.
Andy and Robo are making the trip over to Russia on May 19th for Andy to start treatment on May 21st. This treatment in it's entirety has been conservatively estimated to cost $100, 000. This includes treatment, carers and accomodation.
Guys if you have met the Robotham's you know how great these people are. Please dig deep and give generously and directly change their lives as this is likely to slow or stop the progression of this horrendous disease in this young wife and mum.
Every little bit helps
- Mitch Hunter
- Sandra Miles
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