Lifeline Project Profiles: Rick, Journey, and Isioma

Meet Rick, Journey, and Isioma. They are three Lifeline Project participants who need help coping with transplant-related expenses.

Lifeline Participant: Rick



Rick, a well-regarded horse trainer and instructor, was diagnosed with cancer in 1997. He was faced with the devastating diagnosis again in 2007 and 2009. In order to fight chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL-SLL), Rick underwent additional chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Until his immune system rebuilds itself, Rick will not be able to work or be near his beloved horses, leaving him in need of financial assistance for medical and living expenses.


Lifeline Project Participant: Journey


Journey, an outgoing and happy six-year-old girl, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2009. Journey and her family needed to relocate in order to be closer to the treatment center. Throughout her chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant, she continued to keep a smile on her face and looked forward to spending time with her little brother and sister. To help Journey and her family focus on her recovery, they are requesting assistance with treatment and relocation expenses.

Lifeline Participant: Isioma



Last year Isioma was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Treatments left him physically unable to work in his family’s food business and as a result they lost the business and their source of income. Isioma is currently recovering from the bone marrow transplant he received in April. He is in need of funding to cover the cost of his post transplant care.

To help these or any of the Lifeline Project participants, click here.


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About The Bone Marrow Foundation

Founded in 1992, The Bone Marrow Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families by providing vital financial assistance, emotional support, and comprehensive educational programs. The Foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range.

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