Help Mia Receive Stem Cell Treatment

For: Mia Herranen
Organizer: Jennifer Jackson
€4,784
of €5,750 goal.
Raised by 163 donors
83% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Mia Herranen, who lives in Helsinki, Finland, with her beloved Saluki dog Tristan, lost her father to Spinocerebellar Ataxia when she was a young girl. Her own diagnosis was confirmed by genetic testing after symptoms appeared in her 30s. The average prognosis for this condition is only 10 years and Mia is well into her third year.
Mia, now aged 41, struggles daily with her coordination, balance and fine motor skills. Her mobility will continue to detriorate until she will not be able to walk unassisted and ultimately she will require a wheelchair. A new symptom she also has to contend with is dysphagia - this means her ability to swallow and clear her throat is compromised. 
To her credit, Mia always maintains a positive outlook with remarkable courage and grace. She has consulted many doctors and specialists seeking advice. Unfortunately conventional medicine has nothing to offer and there is, sadly, no cure.
The best alternative treatment option is stem cell treatment. This could improve and slow down the progression of Mia's symptoms. This therapy has already helped other patients with this disease. They have experienced a marked reduction in the severity of their symptoms; improvements which have been sustained for some time. 
A clinic in New Zealand offers the most preferred technique by using one's own cells and it also has the most competitive pricing. 

www.stemcelltreatment.co.nz

Mia expressly wishes that donations are only what is affordable, such as $5, $10 or $20. Of course larger gifts are very welcome also. All funds go directly to Mia without deduction. Our goal of $5,750 euros is to cover the cost of treatment.
Thank you.

Please join Mia's Facebook page www.facebook.com/MiasFriends

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 6, 2013

Posted on October 6, 2013

Our fundraiser will be extended one final time as we hope for a few more donations to come in. Mia now has a date confirmed in New Zealand for treatment! Any last minute help to get her here will be very gratefully received. Thanks to all! 

Posted on September 8, 2013

Posted on September 8, 2013

Thank you very much to everyone who has supported Mia. Together we've raised a good portion of the funds she needs for treatment. Her Facebook page will be kept updated with her progress at www.facebook.com/miasfriends.

Posted on September 4, 2013

Posted on September 4, 2013

Only a few days left, please help Mia! Any size donation is more than welcome and thank you so much to all of our 98 supporters so far!

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