August, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Kelly Patrick McGury

August, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Kelly Patrick McGury

06/21/2016

2016-08

My name is Kelly Patrick McGury, I was born February 3, 1980. I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) in 2009. My story isn't an easy one as many aren't. My life had always been full of life and adventure until around 2004 when some of my current symptoms started to pop up. I was always under the impression that I could just push through it because I was young and had never had any major health issues. The main issue that I struggle with is my walking and that was there in the beginning of my flare ups. 4 years went on and the symptoms came and went and I never thought to much about it. During those 4 Years I had bought my first home got married and welcomed the birth of my only son. The only one of those that is still with me today is my son. Got divorced, rented out the home and life goes on. I've worked for Kroger for 16 years now and have held a number of different positions clerk, management and now a cashier as it is the one position that I can still be productive in right now. I have been very fortunate to work for a company that will help me as well as they have.

My journey over the years has been tough. I've lost a lot of things, most of all my quality of life. I take a lot of medicine to help ease the pain that I go through on a daily basis but all that really is, is a small bandaid to cover a much larger issue, my body keeps attacking itself and it doesn't know why. This is what brings me to stemcell therapy. I've grown tired of taking pills everyday and injections every other day, there is no end to it. I'm doing everything I can to try and change things for myself, my son, my family. The stemcell treatment I believe will help tremendously in getting me closer to my goals. It's a non-embryonic form of stemcell in which they harvest the cells from my own body and has shown a 76% success rate in most patients. I don't expect over night results but majority of the people who have gone through this process have had positive results anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months after the procedure. Sounds very encouraging to me. I can only hope that we can get there and I know that its possible. It doesn't matter how long it takes, I just want some of my life back.