Reaching out to a Community of Support

Welcome to Steven’s Carelines page! Thank you for coming to support Steven in journey of recovery. Here you can:

Dear friends and family,

Thank you for visiting my One-to-One Fund. Never in a million years did we imagine going to get checked for a sore throat and fatigue would result in a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), but that’s exactly what happened on April 27th, 2017.  My husband, a Father, Steven, is 31 and he is getting ready to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.  He will be out of work for at least four months for the transplant and transplant recovery which consist of 100 days of isolation.  He has already missed over two months of work after being hospitalized for five weeks of intensive chemotherapy in order to kill the trillions of cancer cells which engulfed over 90% of his good blood cells.  He’s about to start round three (three 12 hour sessions) of chemotherapy which will be outpatient for the week of July 3rd.  This will just keep his cancer in check until a soon to be scheduled transplant date (ASAP).  We don’t yet know all of the expenses this is going to involve, but we do know that we need whatever help anyone has to offer.  My husband is an independent contractor and doesn’t get paid unless he’s out in the field which makes it more difficult because there aren’t any benefits.   We have already extinguished through the little savings that we had in the first two month of finding out.  We need help with our monthly finances as well as my husband will have to stay in a hotel after transplant for 100 days.  He has to stay in a hotel within 15 minutes of the hospital for safety reasons after transplant, and the hotel has to have certain accommodations for transplant patients.  There are several in the area but all are $75+/night, as well as all the out of pocket medical bills that are starting to come in.  Neither one of us will be able to work during this time and for an untold time afterwards.  Steven is a great Husband and Father to our 8 year old son and our 12 year old Husky; he would give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need and now for once in his life he needs a little assistance.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any help you are able to give.

the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation’s One-to-One Funds are designed to support patients through this difficult transplant journey.  Thank you in advance for your support.  All gifts are tax deductible.

Thank you.