Dear Family & Friends,
Thank you for visiting my One-To-One Fund. Please know that all donations made are tax deductible.
I have been blessed by family and friends in so many ways and setting up this account is very hard for me. I have been encouraged to do so to help out as I was not prepared for the over whelming expenses, extended amount of time I will need for recovery and the required time off of work.
ALL this began in July of 2016 with the diagnosis of large B cell lymphoma. I had major surgery for removal of the tumor plus partial removal of colon and about 16 inches of intestines. Many rounds of chemotherapy were completed over the next few months. In Mid-December as I was preparing for the transplant I went in to get my dental clearance and ended up having all the teeth on the top removed and most of the bottom teeth, this was quite a blow, I thought wow not only am I going to be bald but toothless as well. On December 29, 2016 (my birthday) I started my journey of a Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) transplant. It consisted of a week long trek to the cancer center for daily injections to increase my Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) count and numerous lab draws to check my levels. I ended up needing a couple extra injections and days to produce the number of HCT necessary for transplant. I was then admitted into the hospital on January 10, 2017; 6 days of chemo before the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) infusion could be done. I’m now on day +13 (how many days have passed since infusion). It has been a very bumpy ride but my counts are coming up, YIPEE!!! And I will be out of the hospital in a few days.
The next few months will be a balance of fighting any infection or illness and beefing up my immune system and getting my life back on track! I will be staying with my sister and brother –in-law until I get my clearance to go “Home / Home”.
This is a ridiculously expensive fight for my life and I need your help to pay for expenses. These include co-pays, medications, insurance premiums and daily living expenses.
So many wish to help and don’t know what to do. It is hard to ask for help and any amount you wish to donate will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your consideration and willingness to help. Please feel free to pass this on to other friends and family.
God Bless you,