Hastings woman Hebie Capill would love to be able to read a book, to text friends, to just do normal things.

Capill, 50, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2009 and the disease has slowly but surely taken an aggressive hold on her.

She intends to undergo invasive and "high risk" chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Mexico at Clinica Ruiz, in a bid to halt the progression of the disease.

She needs to raise $90,000 to undergo the treatment in October and she has taken a loan out on her house to raise the funds.


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