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As some of you may or may not know, my name is Ashley (Smitley) Carver. I am 28 years old and have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I’m not really sure where or how to start because this is very hard for me, so I’ll start from the beginning.
January 5, 2019
Hey guys! So at the end of October I made the trip to Chicago to see Dr.Burt and Dr.B, both were completely dumbfounded that I was not using any sort of assistance with walking. They said that with the amount of lesions I had on my spine alone should be enough to put me with a walker or even a wheelchair. Which had me excited but terrified at the same time. As we continued with the evaluation Dr.B had told me that the only reason I can still walk is because I am young and still relatively healthy outside of the MS. But that I still could only have about 3 years of mobility without this procedure. When all was said and done both Drs were 110% on board we me being an awesome candidate…you guys read that right I was FINALLY OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED to undergo the life changing procedure! My approval is only valid until Oct 2019, before I will have to start the process over. I have been given some good news that an insurance that is available to me is able to cover some things so that helps with the cost but there is still a lot of money to make up for not counting my time off work. Please continue to share and again I am very appreciative for everyone that has shared and donated!