Hello, thank you for viewing. I created this page in hopes to raise enough funds to pay for a life changing treatment for my Wife, Christene. The treatment is in Monterrey, Mexico and is called Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation or simply HSCT. Without getting into too much detail, it’s basically a chemotherapy and stem cell medical treatment combo that reboots the body’s immune system in hopes to wipe out MS.
2009. The year we met. We are crazy about each other. We live in Northern California. We travel many places together. We go to concerts. We visited Burningman. We rode bikes in the desert. We have a beautiful fur baby named Spencer. He is a miniature dachshund who loves to cuddle. Life is great.
2012. Christene has been offered her dream job, promoted to store manager. It requires a move to central California coast. We are young and up for the challenge. Still traveling and enjoying what life has to offer. We bought our first home together. Life was good, until she ended up in the urgent care. It was a long struggle and after many tests eventually diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). My Wife's body was literally attacking itself...
2015. We made the decision to move back to Northern California to be closer to family. Christene was able to transfer her job. At this point we have many doctor visits, MRI scans, steroid infusions, and life long medicine costs. Infact MS has stopped us from doing anything fun outside of family events. We do not see an end to the bills. However, life goes on. We will not let this get us down.
2017. Life has been forever changed for us. Christene has made many friends from the MS support group. We hear about HSCT. The owners at Christene’s job downsized thus closing the store. She is out of work. We decide we need to sell our home to cover the cost of the bills that don’t ever stop. At this point, we don’t travel as much as we’d like.
2018. There is a HOPE, unknown to most. This is the moment I wanted to tell you about. There is a treatment that will STOP MS dead in its tracks. We for the first time, in a long time, we are excited about the possibilities of resuming our life together. We hope that you can help by making a donation to get Christene's life back.
You can follow her blog
Ms Sensitive Badass
to follow her journey.
MS is an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system and has many symptoms which include:
-Dizziness and Vertigo
These are just a few of the symptoms my Wife currently suffers from. Now I am probably in the dog house for listing her symptoms out in the open (Sorry babe!). However, joking aside, there are many life altering symptoms and with this treatment in Mexico, we hope to halt progression and stop MS altogether.
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