Donald woman Gerarldine Harty's life-changing opportunity after living with MS for 25 years.

OPPORTUNITY: Donald woman Gerardine Harty hopes the stem cell procedure will let her enjoy simple pleasures, such as taking her dog Kaine for walks. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

OPPORTUNITY: Donald woman Gerardine Harty hopes the stem cell procedure will let her enjoy simple pleasures, such as taking her dog Kaine for walks. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

AFTER having lived with multiple sclerosis for 25 years, Donald’s Gerardine Harty has a chance to improve her quality of life. 

Ms Harty said a stem cell procedure could help her have a normal life. 

“It’s certainly not a cure and it’s not guaranteed to work, but the worst case scenario is that I won’t get worse and the best case is I will get better,” she said. 

Ms Harty said her life stopped at 30.

“I used to play netball, football, basketball, tennis and badminton, but now I can’t even walk around the block,” she said. 

Friend Kerry Murphy said she wanted to see Ms Harty go back to enjoying life without pain and suffering. 

​“She’s on the pension and she can’t afford a procedure like this and as her friends we should all rally behind her,” she said. 

Mrs Murphy said people could show their support via www.gofundme.com/care-for-ger or donate to the Commonwealth Bank account 10077049 and BSB 063-676. 

She said the fundraising target was $20,000 which could cover treatment, care, accommodation and other ongoing costs.  

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