Amy Breault, who grew up on West Street, Plympton, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was just 16 years olf. That was in the year 2000. Since then, she has become legally blind and needs assistance walking. She hasn’t let that slow her down, though, or dulled the smile she always wears.
Today, Amy is a loving 32-year old mother fo a beautiful 3-year old daughter, Arianna.
Since her initial diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS, she has continued to jump life’s hurdles as she now battles secondary-progressive MS. There are few effective treatments for this type of the disease. Local practicioners have been unable to find an effective FDA-approved medication to slow the MS progression.
Amy has the opportunity to use her own body’s stem cells to repair what was once considered permanent damage. Because this highly-effective treatment is not available in the United States, she will travel to Russia to receiver her autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant, where she has been invited for treatment.
Amy, with her sidekick Brendan Bibaud, invite the community to join them at the Upland Club, Upland Road, Plympton, Saturday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a chicken bake. There will be a DJ, raffles, and much more for a family afternoon for all ages. There is no charge to come and meet Amy under the Upland Club Pavilion and lend your support to her mission. Optional tickets for the chicken bake dinner are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Upland Club r by calling Kim at (781) 585-5741. All proceeds will go to Amy for her stem cell treatment in Russia.
For those who wish to help but cannot attend, donations may be made directly at http://www.youcaring.com/amy-breault-360701.