Lifeline Project Profiles: Cynthia, Saige, and Julius

Meet Cynthia, Saige, and Julius. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.

Cynthia

Lifeline Participant Cynthia

Cynthia

Thirteen-year-old Cynthia was diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome and chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+CML) in November of 2010. She recently underwent a bone marrow transplant and now she and her mother are staying near the hospital for follow-up care. Cynthia is looking forward to going home so she can spend time with her family, including her two younger sisters. She is also looking forward to going back to school. While Cynthia focuses on returning home, her family could use assistance with post-transplant related expenses.

Saige

Lifeline Participant Saige

Saige

Saige, a fourteen year old girl, was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. Treatment required a bone marrow transplant, and her family was extremely grateful when Saige’s sister turned out to be a perfect match. She underwent her transplant on her birthday last June. Saige and her mother needed to remain locally near the treatment center, while her father and siblings remained at home. This separation has caused a financial strain on the family and they would benefit from any financial assistance provided.

Julius

Lifeline Participant Julius

Julius

Julius was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. As he begins the transplant process he has found it financially difficult to afford all of the necessary treatments. Julius is currently an unemployed maintenance worker and is living with his brother while he begins treatment. He needs help affording transportation, living expenses, food, and other costs associated with a bone marrow transplant.

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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