On the 18th feb this year after hearing from a friend on a face book forum, st Vincent’s in Sydney are doing an Australian stem cell transplant trial!!!
I nervously picked up the phone & rang St. Vincent’s – I felt like a naughty child (who knows why!) but incredibly excited … But to my surprise or should I say DELIGHT I had an incredibly informative discussion w someone who probably told me way more then she should have!
Coming off with adrenline pumping I looked through my hospital notes & Walah I found the letter I had been sent 6 months earlier from one of the country’s top Nuerologist informing me that I could not have a transplant done here in NZ (another becoming very common blow).
HOWEVER IF THERE WAS AN AUSTRALASIAN TRIAL HAPPENING he encouraged me to apply!!!
So I promptly wrote an email to my Nuerologist with the list of info needed from st Vincent’s oh & attached the scan of the letter (para graph 3 on page 2 to be presice). Again feeling very nervous (like that naughty child again) I pressed the SEND button … Delighted to receive a prompt reply saying ‘sure I can do that’.