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Team Tess beating MS

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I am Tess (officially Natercia) Rodrigues and I live in Cape Town.

If it itches, I can't scratch but with fetal stem cell treatment, I may be able to clap my hands, get jiggy with it and even pick my nose, if I must. I need your help to get me there.

I have booked my treatment for 23 Sep 2019.

Funds raised will be used as follows:
Treatment – R208,000
Accommodation – R12,000
Flights – R40,000

Just imagine, for one moment, I return from the Ukraine and I can use my hands!

In March 2014 I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and in just two years following my diagnosis, I became completely disabled.

Currently, I need a full-time carer, as I can't:

Walk.
Stand without support.
Dress myself and perform normal hygiene routines.
Wipe my face or blow my nose.
Sign my name, hold a book or type on a keyboard.
Use a mobile phone without assistance.
It is getting increasingly more difficult to hold a mouse.
Fatigue is the order of the day.
Ability to talk is deteriorating.
I choke on everything, including my own saliva.
I shallow breath.
Sex – what's that again?

There is currently no FDA approved medication that will alter the progression of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, repair the damaged myelin or restore some mobility.

Fetal stem cell transplant [FSCT] may stop the progression of this disease and even reverse some of my disabilities.

In July 2019 I came across a YouTube documentary entitled The God Cells, purely by accident, as I was looking for something simple to fall asleep to, after all it was 1 o'clock in the morning.

Needless to say, the next morning was spent researching FSCT. There are some naysayers who don't believe in this treatment, but the voices of those who have undergone this treatment are fortunately a lot louder. Furthermore, a medical research report I read in the The National Center for Biotechnology Information eased my fears and encouraged me to go forth and booked my treatment for 23 Sep 2019.

I believe that I am an ideal candidate for FSCT as I follow a very clean lifestyle and anti-inflammatory, nutritious diet. The new stem cells will, therefore, have a good environment to multiply in and fix what needs fixing.

Any improvement is better than further deterioration. Should the results of this treatment be successful on me, who has such an aggressive form of this disease, I am committed to assisting other MS sufferers to go for treatment. Together we can beat MS!

I have elected to undergo FSCT in the Ukraine as their doctors founded this treatment and have been performing it for over 20 years.

Funds will be paid to a separate savings account in my name and dispersed accordingly.

Please follow my progress here.

Donations

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Wishing you all the best!!" - Family Grüter

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "If someone can do this then it's you! All my best!" - Franziska

  • Aug 24, 2019 - USD $ 99.71
  • "Good luck" - Maurice & Emily

  • Aug 23, 2019 - USD $ 138.50
  • "All the best on your journey!" - Dani

  • Aug 23, 2019 - USD $ 242.37
  • "Every bit helps and we want you sorted!" - David and Suzy

  • Aug 23, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hi Natercia, You are an inspiration, i wish you all the best" - Odete

  • Aug 17, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
  • "Hope this helps get to the target" - Andrew

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Love and Hope, dear Tess ??????" - Maria Bottcher

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best wishes. " - Delfino

  • Aug 12, 2019 - USD $ 65.56
  • "We wish you so much luck and are hoping for the best possible outcome! " - Miranda and Terry

  • Aug 11, 2019 - USD $ 103.45
  • "You are loved" - Anonymous

  • Aug 11, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Good Luck Tess with your treatment. " - Stacey

  • Aug 10, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "All the best with your journey ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers xx" - Carlitos and Lizane

  • Aug 10, 2019 - USD $ 327.75
  • "I truly hope that your treatment is completely successful. I am hopeful that this will get you to your goal." - Eric Heilbronn

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Inspirational...wishing you all the best xx" - Anon

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "May you be blessed in abundance.God is in control." - Lynette Volschenk

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "All the best Tess!! " - Adrian

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 14.09
  • "Wishing you all the best!" - Callum B

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 188.21
  • "You will change the world" - MCD

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 28.18
  • "Giving on behalf of John and Jacquie Lambert" - John and Jacquie Lambert

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Love you my angel, so proud of your strength " - Desiree de Figueiredo

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "We are rooting for you Tess, go forth and walk again" - Shiru & Chris

  • Aug 06, 2019 - USD $ 157.80
  • "With all the hope xx" - Anonymous

  • Aug 06, 2019 - USD $ 38.99
  • "You are such an inspiration Aunty Tess, this trip will be nothing short of incredible. " - Abigail Hunt

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 237.63
  • "Because you deserve it and friends/family, has to be supported! " - Sérgio Silva

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Wishing you all of God's richest blessing and healing in your life. Sending lots of love. " - MIguel, Karen and Michael Oliveira

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 169.07
  • "Com muito amor. Compadres e família" - Anônimos Coimbra

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 12 010.00
  • "May you encounter the greatness of our Creator through this experience. May God grant you your wish. We love you." - TM

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Onwards & Upwards Amiga" - Anonymous

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best to you Tess" - Tracey Locke-Withojit

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "will be thinking of you Tess and hoping for the very best!" - Ian & Theoni

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Super proud of you Tess! " - Odette

  • Aug 04, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Good Luck Tess! " - George

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 214.99
  • "Praying that all goes well with your treatment and wise d lots of love " - Cecilia Roberts

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 52.98
  • "Ronit shared your link with me. We wish you the very best in healing and recovery. Judy" - Judith DeSmet

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best Tess " - Rosaline

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 4 112.80
  • "Lauren is ready for a big ass kicking when you are back in action :)" - Lauren & Claire

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 14.33
  • "Be blessed, be healthy, be strong - wishing you all the best!!" - Gayle

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Sending you all my love and prayers for you. Always in my thoughts." - Melaney

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "Dearest Tess Sending love and angel light" - Cheryl & Ian Robertson

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Such a brave lady - Never give up!!" - Admirer

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 410.00
  • "Hoping all goes well! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 22.23
  • "May God speed your good work." - Donna

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Best wishes!" - Stirling

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Sending u lots of love for a speedy recovery xx" - Andrea Baptista

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 99.84
  • "Never give up lots of love" - Anônimos from Esmoriz

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "May you be blessed abundantly " - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "God bless this process and YOU :)" - Ibi Saunders

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Aunty Tess I know that you will beat this ! I have so much faith! You are such a true inspiration and I love and respect you so much ! I am so excited for your journey ahead ! ??" - Genevieve potgieter

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 370.54
  • "Behind you all the way, Tess. If love alone could get you there you would be." - David and Suzy

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "May God heal and give hope in times of pain and suffering. Blessings Karen " - Karen Louw

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "Everything that is done in the world is done in hope....the only way is UP!" - ESS

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "You are truly an inspiration" - BEE Compliance Centre

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "Magic is about to happen" - Claudia & Desiree

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 37.05
  • "Go for it!" - Lydia, friend of Elaine's

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
  • "Good Luck Tess. I hope this works out" - Andrew

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 50.06
  • "Sending you strength and hope " - Ronit

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 9.47
  • "Lots of love from Sweden " - Adler

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "You gonna beat this!! You are inspiration! You rock! God’s timing is always perfect! Lotsa live Yolanda and Gerald xx" - Yolanda and Gerald

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 28.17
  • "Elaine says you are wonderful!" - Lisa Trusiani

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 74.08
  • "I wish you the best of good fortune. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Keep trusting" - Nikki

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 7 500.00
  • "Never underestimate how your attitude and your journey already is and will continue to be an inspiration to others. " - Laubschers & Fernando & Perola

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "I pray that you will be healed in Jesus name " - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Sending positive vibes xxx" - Lisa

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Tess, with all our love. You are amazing. " - Cathy and Noleen

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "/All the best" - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 6 169.20
  • "Tess, you are as strong like Wonder Woman, kind like Mother Teresa and an inspiration to us all. Go get em! " - L&B

  • Jul 29, 2019 - USD $ 1 003.76
  • "Go for it courageous Tess! Behind you with all our love!" - Martin and Israeli branch

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are a great inspiration ??" - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 12 338.40
  • "Godspeed to an angel. Bravest and most inspirational person we know!!!" - Vernen & Joanna

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All of the best Tess" - Marina

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Love you to the moon and back Sardinia" - Jessie

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 10 010.00
  • "Love you lots." - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 3 610.00
  • "With warm love. We know that Vera is also rooting for you ????." - Mark, Lauren, Jessica, Max, Dan and Adi

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck! " - Karina

  • Jul 28, 2019 - USD $ 105.18
  • "We kThe world needs Tess around for as long as possible!" - Elaine and Marshall

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You’ve got this, Tess. " - Michelle Neethling

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Wish I could give more" - Anonymous

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "I have MS too, Tess. I wish you the very best results. X" - Suletta

  • Jul 28, 2019 - USD $ 798.19
  • "I truly hope that your treatment is completely successful." - Eric Heilbronn

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "With you in the journey to wellness" - MIck and Jane

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Best wishes, Tess!" - Cheryl and Brian

  • Jul 27, 2019 - USD $ 14.01
  • "Good luck! Wishing you strength in your fight! " - Lynda

  • Jul 27, 2019 - USD $ 70.03
  • "I hope you get there to make it happen " - Chrystel

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "My friend, for you to the moon and back!" - Reana

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All power to you and your carers Tess ??" - Sim&Lee;

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Godspeed to you Tess. " - Adrian Schultz

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "May angels walk beside you all the way" - Carolyn

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best Natercia!!! xxx" - Dalina

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Hope you have successful treatment and blessed travels" - Anon

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • ""Morne if plan A does not work, there is plan B. If plan B does not work, you make a plan"" - MJ

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "All the best!" - Christine Ross

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "? " - Anonymous

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "more to follow!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "This too shall pass..." - Paula Futre

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "Let's do this!!" - Paula dos Santos

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are my inspiration!" - Anonymous

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In March 2014 I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and in just two years following my diagnosis, I became completely disabled.