In 2003, Lori Coffield took notice to her frequent fatigue, cramping knees, and progressively worsening rash on her elbows and skin. She sought medical attention from her doctors for two years. A medical diagnosis finally revealed that she was in Stage 4 of Non-Hodgkinâ€™s Lymphoma (NHL). Lori spent six years traveling from West Virginia to Pittsburgh to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatment. She went into remission, but three months later, the NHL returned and Lori immediately went back to Pittsburgh to receive more chemotherapy. The strength of the chemotherapy caused her immune system to suffer. This time, the cancer came back in Loriâ€™s abdomen and she was treated with radiation. Lori received a full allogeneic, unrelated stem cell transplant over the course of two years. Since then, she has experienced many ups and downs. Lori is being treated with steroids for chronic Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD). Lori has to limit her walking, driving, and sitting for long periods of time. She incurs a great deal of expenses traveling to and from Pittsburgh from West Virginia. This is why Lori has decided to partner with The Bone Marrow Foundation.
The Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation relies 100% on private donations. Your generous Lifeline Fund donation will make a significant difference in the lives of patients like Lori.