Lifeline Project Profiles: Terri, Todd, and Cesar

Meet Terri, Todd, and Cesar. They are all parents and they are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.


Lifeline Participant Terri


Terri, a single mother of two sons, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009. Since her diagnosis, she has endured a steady routine of doctor visits, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, medicine for bone strengthening, and an autologous stem cell transplant. This treatment routine has prevented Terri from being able to work, and without a job, she hasn’t been able to acquire proper health insurance. In addition to her long and challenging recovery, she is in need of financial help with medical and living expenses.

Lifeline Participant Todd



Todd, a police sergeant for nearly 25 years, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in December of 2010. He underwent aggressive chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant. His wife and daughter traveled with him to the transplant center, while their two sons take care of the family home. The family needs assistance with gas, co-pays, and other living expenses.


Lifeline Participant Cesar


Cesar, a single parent with two children, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2008. Since that time he has undergone chemotherapy and is about to receive a bone marrow transplant. As a result of his lengthy treatment process, he lost his job, so it has been difficult to cover all of his medical and living expenses. Any funding would help Cesar get back on his feet and return to work once he has finished treatment.

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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