A Victorian mother with multiple sclerosis has opted to fly to Mexico for experimental surgery in order to have an opportunity to be the ‘active mother’.
Angela Rozas, 35, was diagnosed with MS when she was 34.
She told 7 News that she first began feeling ‘tingling and numbness’ in her hands and feet and within a year has felt mass deterioration in her speech and balance.
MS medication available in Australia only slows the disease’s progression.
However surgery available in Mexico, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant, could reboot the immune system.
It does this by removing the immune cells that attack the nervous system.
Doctors then replace these immune cells with the patient’s own stem cells.