Enduring the Cure: My MS Journey to the Brink of Death and Back

Walking wasn’t the only thing Rachel couldn’t do on her own by the time she sought experimental treatment. She couldn’t remove the lid from a jar, cut her own meat at dinner, carry her toddler safely (she dropped her more than once), walk up a flight of stairs, or even fold laundry. In fact, there were times when she could do absolutely nothing but lie in bed tortured by burning nerve pain in her shoulders and back. That pain made it impossible for her to work or take care of her family.

Now, amazingly, Rachel faces none of these afflictions. How did this happen? In 2014, she had a stem cell transplant, and it changed her life. This is the story of how that miracle came to pass and what that experience was like.