This is Allison, one of my oldest and dearest friends. Allison has been struggling for a very long time with a terrible illness called Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. (PPMS) MS and PPMS are neurological conditions that affect so much of the body. Some of the symptoms (to name a very few) are trouble walking, muscle weakness, balance difficulties, dizziness, and depression. Because of these symptoms and many others associated with the disease, she is no longer able to work. Allison has undergone many treatments to help with the symptoms such as pills and infusion therapy treatments, all the while paying for these things out of her own pocket because she had no insurance after her Cobra insurance ran out a few years ago. The thing is, none of these treatments seem to be helping. In fact, she is getting worse. While fighting to find a diagnosis, she was also dealing with an abusive relationship that left her helpless and broke. Allison has paid over $200,000 in medical bills alone, and still has $50,000 in medical debt. The reason for this GoFundMe page is to help Allison with a treatment that has helped save many people's lives, and carries a 78% success rate. The treatment is called Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, or HSCT. The procedure is done in only a few locations around the world. The closest location is in Mexico at the Clinica Ruiz. To read more information about the clinic and the treatment, please visit http://hsctmexico.com/
Unfortunately, none of the treatments that Allison wishes to have done are covered by insurance, which is why I've decided to help her with this request. The request of $60,000 will take care of her hospital stay, treatments, the procedures needed, and airfare to get to the clinic. I know this is a very large amount, but I know that through prayers and giving from the heart, we can make a difference in Allison's life. I know that we can make this happen for her! Allison's dream is to be able to teach her special needs students again. Let's help her make her dream come true. Her treatment has just been scheduled for the end of May this year!