Today, The Bone Marrow Foundation is being profiled by Philanthropher. This is a great opportunity to introduce a new group of supporters to The Foundation and the needs of bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients.
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Last night in North Carolina, Jordan Jemsek was named “Girl of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jordan first battled acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2009 and she reached remission in 2010 after multiple rounds of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, she relapsed later that year and her treatment required a bone marrow transplant.
Jordan spent months in Washington, DC where her transplant was performed and where doctors monitored her body’s acceptance of the donated cells. In order to help pay for expenses related to her transplant, Jordan’s family opened a One-to-One Fund at The Bone Marrow Foundation to collect donations on her behalf. Happily, Jordan was able to return home during the summer of 2011. While her family’s focus is on her health, Jordan occasionally appears at events and speaks about her experience and the need for donors.
Meet Eunice, Daniel, and Anna. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.
Last year, Eunice was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and it has changed her life dramatically. She is no longer able to work and must relocate over two hours away from her husband and two children in order to receive a bone marrow transplant. Eunice’s transplant costs are making it difficult to sustain her family; donations would greatly benefit her ability to cover their medical and living expenses.
On Daniel’s 25th birthday, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer with a rapid onset and high fatality. Daniel underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant last March. Prior to treatment he had a job and a life he enjoyed; now he is facing a long recovery and increasing expenses. Per doctor’s orders, Daniel should not work for the next two to three years, so any assistance with his medical expenses would be appreciated.
Anna, once a vibrant young woman living an active life, was diagnosed with myeloproliferative neoplasm with fibrosis, a serious bone marrow disorder that has since overcome her life. She’s challenged by extreme fatigue and has become reliant on blood transfusions, which prevents her from working full time at the job she loved. Her transplant will only further affect her financial ability to provide for herself. Anna needs assistance with medical and living expenses.
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