I have decided to do what many people before me has done and created a blog that will help narrate my journey through the Hematapoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) treatment. As many of you know, I have been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the past ten years. Currently, there is no cure for MS. There are disease modifying therapies available that are designed to slow the progression of MS, however, none has worked for me. Read more on the “About me” tab.
The HSCT procedure provides promising results for individuals with MS. People with MS have undergone the procedure in clinical trials performed in the U.S. and in international countries as well. If the treatment is offered in the U.S., why would I want to travel internationally? Because the clinical trial process is very long and drawn out in the U.S. Due to strict government regulations, it is likely HSCT will not be approved for another ten years. I do not have another ten years to wait, and that is why I am seeking treatment overseas. I was told by other people who received the treatment that not only does HSCT halt the progression of the disease, some have also experienced a reversal of some of their symptoms. With the positive feedback received from others, I am hopeful that HSCT treatment will help me too.
I know that this procedure is no walk in the park. It will be a very long, painful, and costly process, but I am willing to try, for the possibility of living a normal life again.
I hope some of you will be able to help me through this with your words of hope and encouragement, and also with donations. The cost of the procedure is a huge financial burden for me and my family, and we would appreciate your generosity. Any amount is never too small to make a difference. To make a donation, please click the donate button on the main page or find my address on the “How You Can Help” section.
Thank you to all for visiting my site. Now sit back and enjoy the ride….