Shucks, I'm glad to see, and I find it encouraging, that you are focused on this subject (which means you are taking a proactive approach to beating your MS). Damn, I wish HSCT were not such an expensive procedure! C'est la vie.
My wife and I wre fortunate that we had enough savings to cover the cost of the HSCT. But I can completely understand that you are younger with a budding career having not yet had the opportunity to save up the necessary funds (as is the case with most MS'ers). So you're absolutely correct that you'll have to find some creative ways to raise enough money to pay for the procedure if this is your goal.
You are on to a very good start by the creation of a charitable 501(c) fund. But obviously that will likely take some serious time to get the required funding to put you into HSCT treatment. I can think of two additional things that may help hasten things if you are interested to consider them. . . . .
1) Medical loan. Widely available from different sources.
2) Consider a safe, less expensive HSCT treatment alternative to Dr. Burt, as there are several. As you likely already know the US has the most costly medical healthcare system. Every other foreign alternative HSCT treatment facility will have a lower overall total price tag. Specifically, if you would like to receive the equivalent non-myeloablative treatment to what Dr. Burt provides, going for treatment with Prof. Slavin in Israel is an excellent alternative. Especially considering that Prof. Slavin "invented" the non-myeloablative treatment that Dr. Burt utilizes today. I know several people that have received treatment at CTCI with Prof. Slavin for about two-thirds the price. And there are other facilities for an even lower cost listed here, at about one third. . . . . http://themscure.blogspot.com/2011/06/g ... -have.html
I have a feeling your motivation is going to shine through and make lemons out of lemonade!