Over these past years, I watched her go from Injecting herself with copaxone daily for a year, then she was put on a new trial oral medication for a year, then IV infusions once a month for another 4 years, along with taking muscle relaxers to help her restless legs and many other medications to alter side effects, and help with other problems caused by the MS. She has always been adamant on what she can be doing to help better her chances of living a healthy life with MS by doing research, spending hours on the phone with insurance to find the right doctor, staying up past midnight to finally help herself because she spent the day working and helping others. Recently in 2016 she found a doctor at Froerdert hospital in Milwaukee, WI who suggested the monthly injections were not the right course of action for her stage of MS so he switched her to injections 3x a week. With all these changes and frustrations over the years, the new doctors, and the new meds, she remained her own advocate and did a lot of her own research because she didn’t seem to be feeling any better and her symptoms seemed to be getting worse, especially over this last year. She was once a downhill skier, a dusk to dawn shopper, and enjoyed push mowing her lawn, it’s difficult for her to even get out of bed, put on a pair of socks, or even walk to get the mail without stumbling, or feeling so exhausted.
“It’s very scary walking not knowing if I will trip and fall at the next step”
Hearing that from someone so positive, and especially your mom is heart breaking. After spending hours and hours on the computer reading articles, people’s stories, and calling doctors, she came across Stem Cell Therapy Treatment located in San Diego California where she received the call October 2, 2017 she is a candidate and is set to be going there for treatment October 23 of this year. The emotional support my dad has provided for her has been absolutely amazing, and even providing support for me and my brother Eric when we need it. My dad, David will be accompanying my mom as they fly across the country, to a place that is new, for what we hope to be a medical miracle! Stem Genex in San Diego is in the top 10 treatment centers in the United States who work mostly with MS and Parkinson’s patients with many success stories.
This right now, is the best option for her even though it is not yet FDA approved in the US. With that being said, my parents will be paying OUT OF POCKET for this very expensive treatment. Sharon, is more than someone battling MS, she is a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a nana, and most importantly, she is a fighter. A fighter who has given everything to those around her expecting nothing in return. Right now, she needs your help; in anyway you can. If you are unable to help financially, please pray for her and her family, and keep her in your thoughts during this journey. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read this and for sending your love and support.
So much love from her daughter,
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