Debbie is a 4th grade teacher and grandmother of 3 (14, 11 & 16 months). She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in July 2013. She underwent chemotherapy for five months and remained in remission for 7 months, at which point the leukemia returned. Debbie has been receiving chemotherapy since July 2014, while she waits for a donor match for an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Debbieâ€™s husband will be acting as her caregiver and they will need to stay near the Mayo Clinic for 100 days post-transplant. Debbie no longer has an income and her medical insurance costs have increased dramatically. The cost of medical care, transportation and living expenses has taken its toll on the familyâ€™s finances over the past 18 months. Debbie wants to be a part of her grandchildrenâ€™s lives as they grow up and she dreams of going back to her students. Please consider making a contribution to ease her financial burdens.
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 Deborah.