Lifeline Project Profiles: Alan, Michael, and Marc
Meet Alan, Michael, and Marc. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.
In September 2009, just one month after his mother passed away, Alan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). During his grieving period, Alan began treatment, which included multiple doctor visits, hospitalizations, many rounds of intense chemotherapy, full-body radiation and blood transfusions – culminating in a month-long hospital stay for his bone marrow transplant. Alan is in need of funding to help cover his transplant and treatment expenses.
Michael successfully underwent a stem cell transplant to rid himself of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The success of his transplant gave him a “new lease on life.” Unfortunately, he is having difficulty finding suitable work, since there are few environments that will not compromise his immune system. While he is waiting to fully recover from his treatment, he could use assistance covering the costs of his transplant expenses.
At just three years old, Marc was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). After a relapse during maintenance therapy, he had a bone marrow transplant. Following his transplant he was diagnosed with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), causing liver and intestinal problems, and he must take sixteen different medications each day. He is one of six children to a single mother. His illness has been extremely financially and emotionally difficult for the entire family and they need help covering his treatment expenses.
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