An educator for over 20 years, Jessie had to relinquish her duties from the vocation she loved as a result of complications from a variety of illnesses. Previously, she received chemotherapy for both Hodgkinâ€™s and Non-Hodgkinâ€™s lymphoma in 1995 and 2005. In spite of numerous ailments, her attempts to acquire disability funding have yet to yield results. Jessie was then diagnosed with multiple myeloma in December 2013. She is scheduled to have a stem cell transplant in August 2014 and will be under the supervision of a caregiver for at least 55 days. Jessie continues to keep a positive outlook in spite of the enduring pain from illness-related symptoms, medications, and the chemotherapy she has received. She has been fortunate to have medical insurance coverage; however, there are a number of expensive medications and additional expenses that continue to mount with covering the costs of co-pays, transfusions, full-time care and transportation. With the economic downturn, additional financial resources are becoming limited.
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