With MS my immune system thinks my nervous system is a virus and attacks it. When this happens I have a relapse. Sometimes after a relapse everything goes back to normal but other relapses leave permanent damage.
In 2013 I had a relapse that has left the right side of my body from my neck down to my toe numb and I suffer a lot of pain. Every morning I wake up I do a total body check to see if everything is moving and functioning.
There are no drugs available in Ireland to reverse or stop MS. At the moment I take a table every day that puts 80% of my immune system into ‘hibernation’ so there is only 20% active to fight infection and attack the nervous system. Even on this drug my MS has progressed and my brain and spine have uncountable number of lesions / scars. My spine is particularly bad. I also have to get regular checks on my liver and white blood count as this drug carries many side affects.
This page is to raise funds to allow me have revolutionary treatment in Russia under the guidance of Dr. Denis Fedorenko.
I have been accepted for a Stem Cell transplant in Russia in2017. This is an amazing life changing opportunity for me.
This HSCT treatment takes my new stem cells (which do not know I have MS) from my bone marrow and freezes them while they mature. I will then have chemotherapy to kill my existing immune system, when it’s all clear the extracted cells will be replaced and my body won’t know I had MS. This new immune system will not think my nervous system is a virus. 70-90% of patients have never had another relapse and the MRI’s have been clear of lesions. I really appreciate any help you can give, every penny counts.
- Jane Murphy
- Elaine Kelly
- Siofra Moriarty
- Eoin Hickey
- Anonymous N/a
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