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TO THE EDITOR:

I have MS and want to get well. There IS a cure for MS and it is called HSCT, short for hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

This procedure has been used successfully on thousands and thousands of patients worldwide since 1980. For newly diagnosed patients with little damage, HSCT is a cure, restoring them to their pre-MS state.

The reason I will not have as good an outcome when I go out of the country to have it done is because the MS Society refuses to talk about it and have changed their motto from “Finding A Cure” to “Living With MS”. I surmise they do not WANT us to get well because they will lose funding.

The purpose of this letter is to encourage people to NOT give to MS research or the MS Society. I promise you they are not on the side of MS patients!

Cindy Phillips