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Lifeline Project Profiles: Srinivas, Vicky, and Barbara

Meet Srinivas, Vicky, and Barbara. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.

Srinivas

Lifeline Participant Srinivas

Srinivas

Srinivas was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in February of 2010. Since he began treatment he has had numerous life threatening complications; septic shock, bile peritonitis, lung infection, kidney failure, cerebral edema, and subsequent gangrene in both of his legs. Unfortunately, one of his wounds was not healing fast enough in order for him to move forward with a potentially life-saving cord blood transplant and he had to make the painful decision to amputate his right leg below the knee. Srinivas is now moving forward with treatment and is determined to be cured of his cancer.

Vicky

Lifeline Participant Vicky

Vicky

Vicky was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April of 2005. She underwent a stem cell transplant in May of 2007, and after a recurrence, she underwent a bone marrow transplant in October of 2009. She is currently undergoing treatment again in order to go back into remission. Unfortunately she lives 90 miles from the treatment center and is having difficulty affording transportation. Vicky will be grateful for any assistance during this time.

Barbara

Lifeline Participant Barbara

Barbara

Four years ago, Barbara was diagnosed with myeloproliferative disorder. Since then many tests were conducted to determine her best course of treatment, which was decided to be a bone marrow transplant. Barbara relocated to a different state away from her family in order to undergo the procedure. Due to an infection, her transplant was put on hold, as she needed to have her spleen removed. Doctors then discovered that her white blood count had increased and her original diagnosis was wrong, Barbara had leukemia. She now must remain out of state while awaiting further testing and treatment.

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Lifeline Project Profiles: Eunice, Daniel, and Anna

Meet Eunice, Daniel, and Anna. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.

Eunice

Lifeline Project Participant: Eunice

Eunice

Last year, Eunice was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and it has changed her life dramatically. She is no longer able to work and must relocate over two hours away from her husband and two children in order to receive a bone marrow transplant. Eunice’s transplant costs are making it difficult to sustain her family; donations would greatly benefit her ability to cover their medical and living expenses.

Daniel

Lifeline Project Participant: Daniel

Daniel

On Daniel’s 25th birthday, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer with a rapid onset and high fatality. Daniel underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant last March. Prior to treatment he had a job and a life he enjoyed; now he is facing a long recovery and increasing expenses. Per doctor’s orders, Daniel should not work for the next two to three years, so any assistance with his medical expenses would be appreciated.

Lifeline Project Participant: Anna

Anna

Anna

Anna, once a vibrant young woman living an active life, was diagnosed with myeloproliferative neoplasm with fibrosis, a serious bone marrow disorder that has since overcome her life. She’s challenged by extreme fatigue and has become reliant on blood transfusions, which prevents her from working full time at the job she loved. Her transplant will only further affect her financial ability to provide for herself. Anna needs assistance with medical and living expenses.

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