Nina aims to turn 40 on her feet

Nina Radamanthos has high hopes for her planned trip to Mexico for stem cell treatment.
Nina Radamanthos has high hopes for her planned trip to Mexico for stem cell treatment.

The gopher riding Kalamunda resident who many may have seen zipping along the streets of the Perth Hills with her dogs, has multiple sclerosis (MS).

She will embark on a last ditch effort journey this month to try to regain the ability to walk.

When Mrs Radamanthos was a child, she had a bright future as a dancer, but was diagnosed with MS at 14, suffers the shakes, loss of balance and has since lost her eyesight.

She said life had become difficult and that she wanted some levity.

She said she hoped stem cell treatment in Mexico would be the key for her to get back on her feet.

‘I will be 40 next year; it is my dream to be able to walk again,’ she said.

‘This treatment will cost an arm and a leg but it is getting too hard, life is getting too tough.

‘Having MS has been a huge fight, but I am running out of time; I need to do this now.’

Mrs Radamanthos will fly to the US on April 24 then head over the border to Mexico in a whirlwind four-day trip where she will be injected with stem cells as part of the experimental treatment.

‘If I could get the treatment here, I would but it has not been approved here,’ she said.

She said her husband Phil and mother in law Joyce had been a source of great support.

‘They have been amazingly supportive,’ she said.

‘This trip is going to cost a lot of money and so my husband and I took out a huge loan to do this, but we are confident it will work.’