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Family hope to raise £45,000 for MS-stricken dad


A devoted wife whose husband advised her to "walk away" on their sixth date because of his MS, is now desperately trying to raise £45,000 for treatment they hope will change his life - six years after they met. When mum-of-two Alison Swindin, 51, started dating IT consultant Phil Swindin, 46, in 2014, she had no idea he had multiple sclerosis (MS) - a lifelong condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, sometimes causing serious disability. Revealing his diagnosis six dates in, Alison, of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, recalled the dad-of-three advising her to end their romance, saying: "It was all very serious and, in his head, I think he believed he was doing the right thing - the noble thing, "But, of course, by that point I was head over heels and walking away was the last thing I was about to do."

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