Lifeline Project Profiles: Roy, Pam, and Sandra
Meet Roy, Pam, and Sandra. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.
Roy was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003. After receiving chemotherapy and radiation, he went into remission, but in 2009 he relapsed. Roy then underwent salvage chemotherapy followed by an autologous stem cell transplant in 2010. Unfortunately, Roy relapsed again and is preparing for an allogeneic transplant. His sister is a 100% match and will be his donor. In order to afford his continued treatment, Roy needs help with his insurance premiums.
Pam, a special education teacher, was diagnosed with stage III multiple myeloma in December of 2010. She had to undergo radiation and chemotherapy, as well as two back surgeries to correct the damage the cancer caused to her vertebrae. Pam spent six months in the hospital and was unable to walk independently for five months. She is now displaced from her home once again while she receives a stem cell transplant. Pam is in need of assistance with her living expenses.
Sandra was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2008. She underwent an allogeneic stem cell transplant and her sister was her perfect match donor. Sandra was a music teacher, but has been unable to work due to treatment. Despite everything she has been through, she continues to savor life each day, living it with enthusiasm, passion and gratitude. Assistance with post-transplant related expenses would help Sandra return to teaching, singing, and recording.
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