Lifeline Project Profiles: Jose Juan, Todd, and Ronnie

Meet Jose Juan, Todd, and Ronnie. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.

Jose Juan

Lifeline Participant Jose Juan

Jose Juan

High school senior, Jose Juan, is in need of a life saving bone marrow transplant to treat his aplastic anemia. Fortunately, his brother is a match and he is scheduled to undergo the transplant in April. Jose Juan is uninsured, but has been accepted to a transplant center that will help cover his medical costs provided he can cover the necessary outside expenses. Financial assistance is needed for housing, meals, and transportation during his transplant and follow-up treatment.

Lifeline Participant Todd



Todd underwent a bone marrow transplant in order to treat his diagnosis of Philadelphia chromosome + acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ALL). Shortly after his transplant he lost his insurance and is now having financial difficulty paying for medication and co-pays. Todd needs to be able to fund his post-transplant treatment.


Lifeline Participant Ronnie


Ronnie, a 58 year old married father of three, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome (Ph+CML) in April of 2010. Due to treatment, he and his wife are both currently out of work on medical leave. Ronnie underwent a stem cell transplant this past March and his wife is serving as his caregiver. Ronnie has a lengthy recovery ahead of him and he and his family are in great financial need to cover all of their expenses.

To help these or any of the Lifeline Project participants, click here.

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About Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation

The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer and transplant patients and their families by providing vital financial assistance, comprehensive resources, educational information, physician referrals, and emotional support programs. The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant, or age range. All of the Foundation’s programs and services are offered to patients and their families free of charge.

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