Mary was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on November 6, 2013. She was told by her doctor that she would have four months to live if she did not start treatment right away. While at the University of Kansas Hospital Cancer Center, she received induction chemotherapy and re-induction chemotherapy. However, her leukemia persisted and she was started on salvage chemotherapy. Her leukemia finally went into remission and she was approved for an allogeneic stem cell transplant in May 2014 with her son as her stem cell donor. Mary also received a cord blood transplant, which was considered high risk because her son was only a 50% match. She also had to go through radiation, in addition to other intense forms of treatment. After her transplant, Mary required 100 days of 24/7 care from various family members. She also underwent an emergency appendectomy in January 2015 which required additional care when she returned home. The cost of Maryâ€™s medicine continues to be a financial burden, and she is in great need of financial assistance to cover the costs related to her ongoing care. Any contributions are greatly appreciated.
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 Mary.