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.

Lifeline Participant Scott



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.


Lifeline Participant Cecile


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.


Lifeline Participant Ariel


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.

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


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s