On May 19th 2021, Lydia Oberst underwent a successful bone marrow transplant to help cure MDS (Myselodysplastic Syndrome) and we are all so grateful!! Right now she is facing a long road to recovery to rebuild her immune system. To do so, she will have to stay on the USC hospital campus, where her procedure was performed, so she can be monitored and attended to by her doctors. Her medical team will be tracking her progress closely after she is released from the hospital (hopefully by her birthday in June!)
Lydia will be required to spend the following 85-100 days on campus at the Hyatt House University Medical Center hotel in Los Angeles so she can continue to see her doctors twice a week and be in close proximity to her medical team should an emergency occur. She will have a caretaker with her at all times during this long recovery. Her friends and family have volunteered to take turns caretaking during this time.
We are grateful that medical insurance will cover the cost of the procedure and Lydia's stay in the hospital, but it will not cover her long stay on campus afterwards during her recovery period. If you would like to donate toward her recovery housing costs, please click the Donate link above. Every bit helps and we greatly appreciate your support!
The Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation has been so gracious to host this donation site, and all donations are tax deductible.
We are all so lucky and blessed to have such a wonderful grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, and friend in our lives. Thank you so much for your well wishes, prayers, and support.
(Lydia is sharing her journey while in the hospital and through her recovery on another app so jounal updates will not appear here.)