Mum's Battle With M.S.A.

My Mum was diagnosed with MSA - Multiple System Atrophy in March 2017.
MSA is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that mimics M.S., Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Sadly, there's no remission, no treatment and no cure.  Essentially, her nervous system is shutting down.    It is caused by atrophy or shrinking of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain which can result in problems with multiple bodily functions such as speech, breathing, movement, balance and blood pressure control.

Now my once independent Mum is almost completely confined to a wheelchair and requires full-time care.
MSA is an incurable and terminal disease. I want to do everything in my power to make my Mum's life as fulfilling and comfortable as it can be with what time she has left.  She is the most amazing person, who battled cancer, then cared for my Dad when he had cancer until he passed away.  My Mum simply deserves the world.

I would like to raise money to cover medical bills that have been incurred and future expenses. Acquiring a new wheelchair, home assistance and any modifications that may need to be done to the home.

In spite of everything, Mum shows dignity, strength and humour.  She is the quiet force behind us that makes us, us.  I was unsure as to whether to set this up, I won't ask you to dig deep.  If you have something to spare and wish to donate, I would be so appreciative but also grateful if this creates more awareness of MSA and for your well wishes and support.

  • Sam Conniff 
    • €25 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 8 d
  • Graham Garrett 
    • €100 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €20 
    • 15 d
  • Grace Brown 
    • €10 
    • 28 d
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Michelle Daly 
Dublin, IE
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