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.

Lifeline Participant Alan



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.


Lifeline Participant Michael


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.

Lifeline Participant Marc



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.

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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