Lifeline Project Profiles: Lily, Josh, and Oscar
Meet Lily, Josh, and Oscar. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.
Lily, a very energetic two year old, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) on May 13, 2011, the same day her baby brother Joseph was born. Lily has undergone three intense chemotherapy treatments and a bone marrow transplant. Her four year old sister, Maya, was a perfect match and on September 16th she gave Lily a second chance at life. Lily and her family currently need assistance with the transplant costs and other expenses accrued during their five month stay at the hospital.
Josh was a sixteen year old high school sophomore when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (AML) in February of 2011. His cancer was very aggressive and he was only given a 40% chance of survival. Thankfully, Josh made it through several rounds of intense chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. From the beginning Josh decided that he did not want his AML to bring anybody down, he was not going to sit around crying about it, and he was going to beat it with laughter. He has done just that and is now at home recovering with his family, but they could use assistance with all the medical expenses they have accrued during his lengthy treatment.
Oscar is currently fighting a diagnosis of recurrent mantle cell lymphoma. He is in the process of searching for a match for a stem cell transplant. The family is hoping that Oscar’s brother will be a match, but if he is they will have to incur a large expense in order to transport his brother for the stem cell donation. Oscar is also going to need to pay for three months of lodging near the treatment facility. He is in need of assistance with these considerable expenses which are necessary for treatment.
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