A Rugby mother who has been left unable to walk due to her MS is one step nearer to receiving potentially life-changing treatment.
Friends and family are helping to raise funds for Jane Gould to receive new stem cell treatment, which could get her back on her feet again.
The $30,000 target has nearly been reached and Jane, 43, is preparing for the first round of treatment.
She said: “My Go Fund Me has been shared 1,000 times on Facebook, and my goal has almost been reached.
“I’m off for treatment number on Monday (September 12). It is amazing to be part of something this phenomenal and I would like to thank everybody for their love and support.”
Jane’s condition has resulted in increased mobility problems and she gets exhausted doing simple tasks most of us would take for granted.
She said: “I can either give up or go for this treatment, which I feel is my one chance.
“My body seizes up which is really challenging and frustrating for me because as I was a yoga teacher for ten years and could get myself into all sorts of positions with ease.”
Now Jane has to rely on her partner, Travis and two teenagers to help her get dressed due to lack of fine motor skills.
She said: “It’s like there’s a hole or gap in communication from my brain to body. I want my body to do something, but however much I ask it to it won’t.”
“I refuse to sit by and let the MS win.”
Donate to Jane’s treatment by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/2hckh2c
Keeping Time Disco, based in Rugby, will be spinning the tunes at a family fundraiser at Weddington Social Club, Weddington Road, Nuneaton, on September 30, 6pm - 10pm, to raise money for the appeal.
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