Miguel is a 1 year-old male who was diagnosed with JMML, an extremely rare and serious form of childhood leukemia. He is now admitted in the hospital for a matched-unrelated bone marrow transplant. Miguel has done relatively well thus far with his conditioning regiment, but it will likely be weeks before Miguel is able to leave the hospital. Miguel lives with his parents, 5 year-old sister and grandparents. Miguel's father has been on a disability leave from his job for many months and Miguel's mother is taking time off from her job as a secretary at the local church in order to provide care to Miguel and his sister. Miguel's parents receive minimal disability payments each month to help with bills, in addition to mom's salary when she is working. However, the family is low-income and in need of assistance, especially while Miguel is in the hospital. They will use the money from this grant to assist with mortgage and living expenses, food, transportation, parking costs and utility bills.
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 Miguel.