Lifeline Project Profiles: Scott, Cecile, and Ariel
Meet Scott, Cecile, and Ariel. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.
In December of 2010, Scott was diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia (PCL), an aggressive, rare cancer involving plasma cells in the blood. Scott, a newly married IT professional, has since endured two rounds of chemotherapy, both with great success. Once the chemotherapy is completed, Scott will need two transplants. The first transplant is an autologous stem cell transplant, and the second one is an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Scott and his wife need help covering the donor search expenses.
Cecile, a married mother with a five-year-old son, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), and underwent a cord blood transplant this past July. Prior to her diagnosis she worked as a licensed practical nurse, but due to her treatment is currently unable to work. Her husband has also needed to stop working to relocate with her for her transplant and recovery. Cecile and her family need assistance with expenses related to their prolonged stay far from home.
Ariel, a very strong little girl, was diagnosed with sickle cell disease shortly after her birth in 2006. She is now four years old and recently underwent a bone marrow transplant; one of her little brothers was her donor. Her mother stayed with her at the transplant center; while her dad stayed with her two brothers back home. They need funding to cover the travel and transplant related expenses.
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