My symptoms include dizziness (the gravity defying, room-spinning sort), itching (skin-scratched-raw itching), numbness (the can’t feel your feet and legs, hands, arms, neck, head, face or body type), forgetfulness (brain fog: i can’t think straight, speak straight – in fact i can no lonfer even talk and headaches (the banging your head against a wall type) and the pain. Every. Single. Day.
MS is an autoimmune disease my immunune system, which normally helps to fight off infections, is attacking my body. It thinks the myelin (a substance that protects the nerve fibres in the central nervous system) shouldn’t be there and so it attacks it, stripping it from the nerve fibres leaving “scars” along them.
Nerve fibres carry messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Scarring disrupts these messages – they get distorted, slow down or don’t get through at all.
My ms is progressing. Each year and i can do less and less.
But now i have applied for treatment in Russia and for the first time in many years i feels hope again.
I have 26.000 in bank just need 12 more
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) has traditionally been used to treat certain types of cancer; it will “switch off” my immune system and then reboot it. This rebooted immune system will have “forgotten” i had￼
MS – thus the disease’s progression will be stopped in its tracks.
This treatment is not a cure and it can't fix what has already been done by the disease. Damage to my spinal cord, brain and other areas are irreparable. But it should stop me getting any worse and offer hope for her future.
Please support me by donating whatever you can afford.
Thank you for listening and I will be forever grateful to anyone able to help towards sending me for this pioneering treatment and kickstarting my life again.
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