Lifeline Project Profiles: Steve, Kara, and Jordan

Meet Steve, Kara, and Jordan, the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients. All three are battling different forms of leukemia with bone marrow or stem cell transplants.


Lifeline Participant Steve


Steve dreamt of becoming an artist, and in order to pursue that goal he took two part-time jobs. Unfortunately this left him with no health insurance, which made his 2010 diagnosis of Philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (PH+ALL) that much more difficult. Due to the nature of this type of cancer, a stem cell transplant was the only option for survival. Steve is in need of donations to help with transplant related expenses.

Lifeline Participant Kara



Kara, a caring and artistic fourteen-year-old, is fighting for her life for a second time. First diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 2005, she relapsed earlier this year. This time Kara needed a bone marrow transplant. Luckily, her sister was a match and she underwent the transplant in May. Kara’s first fight with cancer financially exhausted the family and they were just getting back on their feet when she relapsed. Any assistance with transplant related expenses would be greatly appreciated.

Lifeline Participant Jordan



Jordan is a seven-year-old girl who loves making new friends, playing with Barbie dolls, and performing original songs. Unfortunately, she had to endure a battle to save her life when she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Jordan underwent months of grueling chemotherapy and treatment, which put her into remission in April 2010. In November 2010, she relapsed and underwent a bone marrow transplant. Jordan is progressing well, but her family could use assistance covering her transplant expenses.

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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