Lifeline Project Profiles: Giovanni, Aval, and Pat
Meet Giovanni, Aval, and Pat in the first post profiling Lifeline Project participants.
Giovanni is a four-year-old boy who was first diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in April of 2009 and had a relapse in February of 2011. It has been a rough road for him and his family as they’ve faced many complications with his treatment. He is currently recovering from a cord blood transplant. His family is doing their best to ensure there are no further medical complications. Funding for his post-transplant treatment expenses would be extremely helpful for Giovanni’s recovery.
In July of 2010, Aval was diagnosed with testicular cancer in stage IIIB. Since conventional chemotherapy treatment did not bring his tumor markers down, he underwent a tandem autologous stem cell transplant. As a result of the lengthy treatment process, Aval was unable to work and was terminated from his job. His hope is to find another job with his Computer Science Engineering degree and rebuild his life. He is in need of assistance paying for housing, transportation, and meals.
Pat was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in October 2006. She has since undergone long hospitalizations, clinic visits, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, multiple medications, and two allogeneic cord blood transplants. After nearly five years of treatment her family has become stressed emotionally and financially. They are grateful for her second chance at life, but they need assistance covering her medical expenses so they can all focus on her recovery.
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