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900 miles of unforgiving road! - Target £10,000 for MS

Postby tryingtomakeadifference » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:27 pm

I don't have MS...but I want to help people who do, and this is how I'm doing it!

What has taken 100's of hours of training....100's of hours of fundraising and planning. Pretty much most of my spare time for nearly 3 years. £2,500 of my own money...and 11 days annual leave? I've had to overcome negativity - sometimes from the last place you would expect - and so many obstacles it's unreal! Did I mention the countless late nights working into the early hours of the morning....oh yes, just did! :-)

If you're interested to find out the full story simply click here: <shortened url> You can become a ‘Fan’ of the fundraising website if you wish, that way you can stay up to date with how things are going…trust me, the journey has been anything but smooth!!

Why am I doing it? Because I want to do more than just say "Oh that MS is so terrible"...and then go back to my life. I want to make a meaningful difference...£10,000 worth of difference and whilst doing it - get people to talk about Multiple Sclerosis!

…and to check out how much has already been raised go here: http://www.justgiving.com/Geoff-Sherwin

Thanks for your interest, it’s appreciated. Stay positive guys…you never know what medical discovery may be just about to come around the corner!
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Postby tryingtomakeadifference » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:07 am

Just passed £4,500 guys! :P
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Postby Vivianne766 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:13 am

I hope the money you're working so hard for goes to a GOOD cause actually!
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Postby L » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:08 pm

Thanks so much. Very impressive! Vivianne has a point though.. Donate to CCSVI research!
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Postby scorpion » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:42 pm

Oh no here they come.... :roll:
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Postby concerned » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:00 pm

I thought it was fund raising for MS and that's why it was posted in the general forum. (This website is called thisisms.com)
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Postby L » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:47 am

Well, good luck all the same makeAdifference. Very, very impressive. Thanks once again on behalf of us all here.
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Postby L » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:56 am

Incidentally, you may wonder what this is all about. There is a new therapy for MS, CCSVI intervention. It's to do with blocked veins allowing iron to build up in the brain. Many people claim to have had their symptoms improved, some even describe it as their cure. So, all in all, a very hopeful time for people living with this disease.

Anyway, some people are upset with the Multiple Sclerosis Societies for not fully backing research into this theory. There have been some papers published, but not enough to satisfy many, yet anecdotal evidence is astounding. People are upset because they have to travel to Poland, India, Egypt or other distant locations to receive venoplasty - simple angioplasty of the veins.

The existence of this theory seems to upset some other people somewhat, or at least irritate them.

The reason why I suggested funding CCSVI research is that I believe it would be money better spent. Aside from the MS societies eating up a large part of donated money for administration, I see it as a better cause. Of course, others would disagree..
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Postby tryingtomakeadifference » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:39 am

Thanks for the info 'L'. Makes interesting reading.
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Postby L » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:47 am

tryingtomakeadifference wrote:Thanks for the info 'L'. Makes interesting reading.


There's no end to the stuff to read! - the CCSVI sub forum is here http://www.thisisms.com/forum-40.html

and you can see a few videos of people's experiences here:
http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-12172.html
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