Please help my husband he has Progressive MS

Help Mick get to Mexico to try and halt his PPMS (Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis) before it takes over his body. 

What is multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. It affects more than 25,000 people in Australia and is 3 times more common in women than in men.

MS means there is damage to the protective sheath (known as myelin) that surrounds the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord. This damage causes scars or lesions, in the nervous system, meaning that the nerves can’t send signals round the body properly.
Primary progressive multiple sclerosis causes brain and nerve function to worsen without notable periods of remission and relapse. Around 10–15% of people with MS have primary progressive MS (PPMS).

Hi my name is Debbie I am the wife of Mick. Mick and I have been together since I was 16 and he 21, now 55 and 50.  Ever since I have known him he has always had issues daily with his legs. After years and years, mountains of tests and endless paying out with no diagnosis I suppose he just accepted the problems he was now used to. Back in the UK he was tested for MS with a negative result, you can imagine our delight to find out he didn’t have this debilitating disease. Some 18 years later, here in Australia, after being diagnosed with Lupus Anticoagulant, having a major back operation not only was he diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but the one where there is no treatment in Australia (PPMS) and also the one which just gets worse and worse until he ends up in a wheelchair and possibly goes blind. After much research we found that he could travel to Mexico or Russia and have Stem Cell Treatment (HSCT) which can possibly halt this cruel disease. If successful the treatment halts it at the stage he is at at the time of the treatment. This is why we need the treatment asap as we do not want to halt it when it has progressed even further. We have never asked for anything off anybody in our lives however this kind of money is just too hard to come up with without a little help, it breaks our hearts that we cannot send him yesterday. The procedure involves a month overseas, both Mick and I, as his carer, followed by up to 12 months off work. There isn’t a 100% success rate however we have to try, right? The other option is just too hard to process. You always think you have a long time to do the things that you want to do until it’s taken away from you.

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EDSS - To give you some idea Mick is currently a 4, please help so that we can at least try and keep the number low. 



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