Lifeline Project Profiles: Barry, Lynda, and Lajla
Meet Barry, Lynda, and Lajla. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.
Barry was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January of 2010. After completing chemotherapy and radiation therapy he went into remission, but relapsed soon after. Due to his treatment, Barry was forced to retire and is now struggling to afford his medical care. Doctors are recommending a bone marrow transplant, but until Barry obtains funding for the necessary post-treatment care he is unable to proceed with the transplant.
Lynda, a loving and active grandmother, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August of 2010. In order to receive treatment she had give up her job as church secretary, a position she held for 20 years. Her work providing foster care for abandoned and/or abused rat terriers was also interrupted. Lynda underwent chemotherapy and received a bone marrow transplant over 250 miles away from her home. The expenses associated with the transplant, relocation, and continued medical needs are taking a toll on Lynda. Her insurance reached its lifetime cap and she is now without coverage and in need of financial support.
In February 2010, one month after giving birth to her second child, Lajla was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She has spent many months in the hospital receiving chemotherapy and radiation. She also has undergone two bone marrow transplants; one in November of 2010 and one in December of 2011. During these two difficult years, she has stayed positive and confident that God will carry her through. Due to the amount of time Lajla spends in the hospital, her husband had to quit his job to look after their two young children. Any financial assistance will be very much appreciated and prayers are always welcome.
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