An Extremely Rare Case

Pollard FamilyThe June issue of The Bone Marrow Foundation’s e-newsletter included a patient profile of Jennifer Price Pollard. (Click here to view the newsletter.) After suffering from a life-long mystery illness, Jennifer was finally diagnosed with an extremely rare immunodeficiency disease called MonoMAC with peripheral lymphedema, caused by a genetic disorder in the GATA2 gene. While her doctors believe that a bone marrow transplant is the best course of treatment for Jennifer, a donor has not been identified yet. On top of that, MonoMAC is so rare, that any treatment is considered experimental and Jennifer’s insurance company has denied all of her claims.

Jennifer’s friends, family, and community have been fundraising to help Jennifer and her family cope with the extremely high cost of her medical care. In addition to contributing to Jennifer’s One-to-One Fund, they recently held the “Friends of Jennifer Benefit” which included a dinner and auction. The evening also included the two videos below, and the second was a surprise for Jennifer from her husband Ray.

To read more about Jennifer, 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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