As a former newscaster and attorney, 36 year old Barbara relished challenges, but nothing prepared her for the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that came on Motherâ€™s Day 2010. Barbara started chemotherapy four months after the birth of her third son. She soon relapsed and needed to move from Hawaii to Seattle in order to undergo a stem cell transplant. Her donor was her father and Barbara is appreciative â€śhe gave her the gift of life twice.â€ť Though still battling side effects from the transplant, Barbara is looking forward to a reunion with her husband and her three young sons. The family would appreciate help with post-treatment expenses.
The Bone Marrow Foundation relies 100% on private donations. Your generous Lifeline Fund donation will make a significant difference in the lives of patients like Barbara.