A Woodbridge mom diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) is heading to Mexico for treatment, and she needs your help.
Meg Jax is currently fundraising for a round of hematopoietic stem cell transportation (HSCT), a treatment that has shown some promising results for MS patients.
HSCT involves taking a patient’s own stem cells and reintroducing them to the body, after the patient’s immune system has been wiped out with chemotherapy, according to Jax.
“The idea is to reboot the immune system to a new one that doesn’t attack itself. For those of us fighting this disease, it’s the miracle we’ve been hoping for,” stated Jax.
According to Jax, costs for a round of HSCT in 2017 is $58,500.
“Every 30 days, a new group of patients from around the globe travel to Puebla Mexico for a 28-day stay and a chance at life. I am scheduled for January 30, 2017. I am ecstatic. However, to cover the cost of treatment, travel, and related expenses I need to raise $70,000,” stated Jax.
To fund her trip, Jax has an online store, and will be hosting several fundraising events.
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