Multiple sclerosis treatment on the cards for Ilfracombe mother

Posted: March 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Jayne Morrow, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, with her husband David.

A MUM-OF-THREE who suffers from a debilitating neurological condition could soon be making a life-changing journey to Russia.

Jayne Morrow, 47, from Ilfracombe, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) eight years ago and has been battling the worsening effects of the condition ever since.

For Jayne, who suffers from chronic fatigue and numbness in her hand and torso, this has meant giving up her job as a personal trainer and forfeiting her driving licence.

In a bid to combat the condition, Jayne has now secured a place at a Russian clinic, where she will undergo a stem cell treatment known as HSCT.

Although the treatment is available on the NHS, it is currently only offered to those in the advanced stages of MS.

"Time isn't on my side," Jayne said. "I need it quite quickly everyone who suffers from MS does because it's a progressive illness.

"I don't want to be a burden to anybody. I can see in time being a complete write off."

More than 100,000 people in the UK are thought to suffer from MS. Although it is not fatal, for those living with the condition it can cause the loss of vision, extreme muscle spasms and loss of balance.

For Jayne, who lives in Ilfracombe, dealing with the consequences of the condition has proved difficult.

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