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P.E.I. woman who travelled for MS treatment dies

A Montague woman who travelled halfway around the world in search of a cure for her multiple sclerosis has died.

A Montague woman who travelled halfway around the world in search of a cure for her multiple sclerosis has died.

Margo Oliver fought the neuro-muscular disease for more than a decade.

Three years ago, she travelled to China for experimental stem cell treatment at a cost of more than $30,000.

There was progress, for a time, after that treatment. Oliver, who used a wheelchair, said she felt some improvement and even got on her feet again. But the progress was short-lived.

Last October she travelled to Costa Rica for another experimental treatment to clear blockages in her neck veins. Again, the improvements were not lasting.

Oliver died Tuesday. She was 50.

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