Despite a constant dizziness and a small loss in his vision, Sean still considers himself lucky having to deal with an auto immune disease like MS … and earlier in his life, being diagnosed at age 15 with rheumatoid arthritis.
We have no doubt that you will agree that Sean is special. He is a person who brings joy to those around him, and is just a wonderful friend to have. Sean has an energy that attracts people to him, so it’s no surprise that he makes friends at the ‘drop of a hat’ wherever he goes.
We are pretty sure, those of you who have met Sean, like us probably did so at a social event. Or more than likely, on a dance-floor - one of his favourite places to be!
To put a halt to his MS, Sean is looking at undergoing a medical treatment called HSCT (Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation) which combines chemotherapy and stem cell therapy. One can liken it to wiping the hard drive of your computer and re-installing the operating system again.
One of the leading doctors in the world for this, Dr Denis Fedorenko based at the Maximov hospital in Moscow, Russia, has been refining this medical protocol, has treated over 800 people and in doing so achieving an 85% success rate in stopping the disease in patients.
The treatment is not cheap though, 45,000 euros, which works out to be about $73K AUD. Add in the airfare and the loss of income to take time off work to recuperate after the procedure, a figure of around $100,000 AUD will be required.
Any donation will be hugely appreciated and thanks to your engagement with this page, you will be kept informed with regular updates as to how he is progressing.