The Meet up Group is a social group that regularly gather at different venues, to make new friends and have some fun.This 'Crawl for a Cause' is a meet with a purpose. A group of relative strangers are working as a team to host a fundraiser pub crawl for one of their members. Heath Ankers has been diagnosed with MS and is facing a life in a wheelchair. Follow Heath's Story here.
Determined to halt the progression of the disease Heath seeks treatment in Russia.
What is MS? Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease in which the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by our immune system. It's an autoimmune disease that results in loss of muscle control, vision, balance and sensation
What is HSCT ? HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT (HSCT) for MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) involves the transplantation of a person's own stem cells, usually derived from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord. It has traditionally been performed for patients with certain cancers, however over the past decade it has also started being employed for autoimmune diseases such as MS.
It is a treatment that was featured on 60 Minutes.