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Lifeline Project Profiles: Margaret, Juwuan, and Monica

Meet Margaret, Juwuan, and Monica. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.

Margaret

Lifeline Participant Margaret

Margaret

Margaret, a devoted wife and mother, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in September 2011. She has been enduring chemotherapy, blood transfusions, IV therapies, and out-of-state travel in order to receive treatment. Margaret is now preparing for a stem cell transplant, but needs assistance with the cost of the donor search process and other related medical expenses. Any support would be greatly appreciated by Margaret and her family.

Lifeline Participant Juwuan

Juwuan

Juwuan

Juwuan, the youngest boy of seven siblings, is ten years old and preparing for a bone marrow transplant. In November of 2011, he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and since then, he has been hospitalized continuously. As a fifth grade, honor roll student, Juwuan’s favorite subjects are math and science. He also enjoys playing football and competing in wrestling tournaments. Aside from school and sports, he loves to spend time with his family, friends, and two dogs, Lady and Solo. Juwuan and his family would benefit from financial assistance for his medical expenses so that they can focus on getting him healthy and back to his favorite activities.

Lifeline Participant Monica

Monica

Monica

Monica is a 30 year old single mother of a beautiful nine year old daughter. She was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in February 2011 and was treated with six rounds of chemotherapy. In July, she found out the cancer had returned and now she must undergo another course of chemotherapy in preparation for a bone marrow transplant. Monica, who has always worked hard to provide for her daughter, is finding it very difficult to take care of their needs during her lengthy treatment. She would greatly benefit from any donations that could be made to help with their increasing expenses.

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

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Lifeline Project Profiles: Roy, Pam, and Sandra

Meet Roy, Pam, and Sandra. They are the latest Lifeline Project participants to be profiled in our ongoing series highlighting the needs of transplant patients.

Lifeline Participant Roy

Roy

Roy

Roy was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003. After receiving chemotherapy and radiation, he went into remission, but in 2009 he relapsed. Roy then underwent salvage chemotherapy followed by an autologous stem cell transplant in 2010. Unfortunately, Roy relapsed again and is preparing for an allogeneic transplant. His sister is a 100% match and will be his donor. In order to afford his continued treatment, Roy needs help with his insurance premiums.

Lifeline Participant Pam

Pam

Pam

Pam, a special education teacher, was diagnosed with stage III multiple myeloma in December of 2010. She had to undergo radiation and chemotherapy, as well as two back surgeries to correct the damage the cancer caused to her vertebrae. Pam spent six months in the hospital and was unable to walk independently for five months. She is now displaced from her home once again while she receives a stem cell transplant. Pam is in need of assistance with her living expenses.

Lifeline Participant Sanda

Sandra

Sandra

Sandra was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2008. She underwent an allogeneic stem cell transplant and her sister was her perfect match donor. Sandra was a music teacher, but has been unable to work due to treatment. Despite everything she has been through, she continues to savor life each day, living it with enthusiasm, passion and gratitude. Assistance with post-transplant related expenses would help Sandra return to teaching, singing, and recording.

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

Condolences to the Winslow Family

In March, we included in our blog the story of young leukemia patient Preston Winslow and his family meeting former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. This was a dream come true for Preston and came shortly after his family was told that his cancer had returned.

It is with great sadness that we report that Preston passed away this past weekend. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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