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Laurie Newman is suffering from a progressive and debilitating form of multiple sclerosis (MS), and she desperately needs your help. MS is a disease of the central nervous system, where the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath that covers nerve fibers. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged. Laurie’s MS symptoms have now become unmanageable and even walking has become increasingly difficult. Laurie uses a cane and sometimes a walker as a result of muscle weakness and poor balance, and her disease continues to progress. Unfortunately, Laurie has not responded well to conventional therapies and medications, and she is seeking more advanced and alternative treatment options to halt the progression of her disease. Laurie is determined to get better, and has recently learned of a promising treatment known as non-embryonic stem-cell therapy (HSCT) in an effort to stop her MS and even help reverse some of her existing symptoms.

Laurie spends her free time with both family and friends, and her four young grandchildren (Makenna, Olivia, Brayden, and Lillianna) are the apple of her eye! Since Laurie has become sicker, she is no longer able to enjoy the small things that most people take for granted — simple walks, outings at the park, or a day at the zoo with her grandkids no longer exists. Sadly, Laurie’s grandkids have only known their grandma to be in pain and without the energy to enjoy their time together. Their greatest wish is that someday their grandma will be well enough to spend the day at the beach together, go shopping at the local mall, or even out for ice cream on a hot summer’s day.

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May 28, 2016

Hi all! A big ty to all that have donated!!

And to all that went to my benefit. It was a huge success!!! So appreciative to each and every one of you!!

Next car show on July 30th. I can't wait!! It's going to be really fun!!!

We might do a spirit night soon. I will post when,when we figure it out.

Ty again!!


March 31, 2016

Hi! Thought I'd give an update.

Fundraising is going pretty good but need so much more...Again I hate asking but I have to do whatever it takes!! :) We're going to be sitting out front of Walmart in Cottage Grove on April 16 asking for donations and selling suckers and bracelets. Theme is MS SUX!!!

Just got back from my neuro. I'm starting a 4day I.V. steroid treatment. Having a MS relapse. (My legs are my enemy!!) Probably from the stress of fundraising..MS and stress are not friends ;).

Just reminds me how much I need HSCT!!

I want to thank the people who've donated!! I can't express how thankful I am!!!

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May 24, 2016

I am sorry I didn't make it to you benefit at the Legion - I'm sure it was a success! I've made a small donation, I hope helps get you closer to what you need - you deserve the best!

Angie (Lovro) Jeske