At 49, Lisa was a working, single mom. Lisa was working in social services , advocating and helping people find resources and solutions to give hope and assist in rebuilding lives after natural disasters. She loved her work, in addition to painting, taking walks, and helping organize community events. After experiencing fatigue, headaches, lack of appetite, and abdominal pain, Lisa went to the ER. Doctors told her she had cancer; within days she was rushed to Oklahoma City. Many tests later, doctors gave her a diagnosis â€“ chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It was so advanced, her best treatment option is a bone marrow transplant. The hospital is 170 miles away and Lisa needs to relocate on a very limited income. Since her diagnosis, she has been unable to continue working or enjoying her hobbies.
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