Team Dee

€5,520 of €75,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 36 months
This is what this is all about - I'm Deirdre and I'm a 38 yr old mother of two beautiful girls. In 2013 I was diagnosed with MS.
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.
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This is my gofundme link. I think it will be a handy way to donate for most of you. There is also an option to donate directly into my charity account, just pm and I'll send you the details.
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€5,520 of €75,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 36 months
Created February 15, 2016
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Elaine Kelly
26 months ago

Best of luck

Siofra Moriarty
27 months ago

So sorry I couldn't make the ball as am in Australia. Huge best of luck with the fundraising. Sending my best wishes from Oz.

27 months ago
Louise Sharkey
27 months ago

Best of luck Dee ur amazing!!!! ❤️

27 months ago
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