Mike Needs Your Help to Stop His MS!
Mike Carns had his life turned upside down in 2013 when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an inflammatory disease which damages the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This was discovered after he had knee and hernia surgery and continued having problems walking. An MRI scan confirmed the devastating diagnosis of MS. Mike’s degeneration has been rapid and in less than two years he has gone from walking unassisted to using a cane, a walker, and now a scooter. Mike has the opportunity to go overseas for low dose chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant to halt the MS and “reboot” his system to reverse the prior damage. The procedure is called HSCT and though it is only in the third trial phase in the US, it is being performed routinely in many other countries with great long-lasting results. The challenge is that insurance won’t cover any of it. HSCT has been performed since the 1960″ S.
January 18, 2016
Looks like it’ll have to be Mexico or Russia as Chicago in trying for FDA approval is not accepting me for the trial. One more shot as they will let me send in a PT video.
December 30, 2015
14 more days until Chicago!! So exciting. I’m praying and placing in Gods hands.
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November 11, 2016
SEMPER FI MIKE I Also have MS USMC 83-87 GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS
October 23, 2015
Mike, good luck and hope you reach that goal. HSCT is a game changer for sure.
September 13, 2015
Hey there Mike.... We are praying for you and sharing your story. Here's to Mexico and hope for a cure!
Mary and Tom Sedita
August 23, 2015
Hi Mike, I have also just begun fundraising for the same treatment for my MS. Making sure you know if it does not work out with Chicago you do have other options. I am currently on the list for Mexico and should hear from the Philippines anytime with a date. You are welcome to friend me on FB and I will point you to them or just search HSCT on FB and I think you will see the pages. Good luck to both of us as we tackle this beast!!! Gina Gilder Massingill (on facebook)