Megan is a 29-year-old, recently married woman, whose family has been plagued with a rare genetic blood disorder called Dyskeratosis Congenita. This disorder affects approximately 1 in 1 million people. Due to the rarity of this disorder, some of her family members have gone misdiagnosed and mistreated in the past, including her father who passed away in 1998 from the wrong treatment. Meganâ€™s brother has also undergone a bone marrow transplant and double lung transplant from this disorder. Recently her blood counts began to drop rapidly. Megan was working full time and going to school full time to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. Her desire to be a nurse came from watching family members suffer. For now, Meganâ€™s dreams of finishing school will have to be put on hold. She will be hospitalized in November 2014 for about one month to undergo treatment and to receive a bone marrow transplant. Following her hospital stay, Megan will need to find lodging to stay close to the hospital. To help cover the cost of her transplant and the related expenses, Megan and her family have turned to the Bone Marrow Foundation.
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 Megan.