At age 50, despite being generally healthy, Janie Fancher began having back pains. Doctors identified abnormal blood results but Janie was resistant to a bone marrow biopsy because she was afraid of complications. Months later, at her daughter Carlinaâ€™s urging, she decided to get a biopsy and was diagnosed with Stage III Multiple Myeloma. She is expecting to undergo an autologous bone marrow transplant within the next few months. Janieâ€™s best friend and biggest support is Carlina, who describes her mom as someone who has always bent over backwards to help others. Janie and Carlina are essentially homeless, as Carlinaâ€™s 2 part-time jobs are not enough to make ends meet and they are forced to sleep on a distant cousinâ€™s couch. Any contributions to Janie would be used for transportation, housing and living 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 Janie.