Carol Adinolfi

Carol teaching children how to cook healthy.

Carol teaching children how to cook healthy. 

Carol introducing children to a baby lamb.Carol introducing children to a baby lamb. 

Carol Adinolfi is a writer, teacher, and chef. Born and raised in New York City, with an MFA in poetry, she has taught creative writing to illiterate adults in Manhattan, inner city kids in The Bronx, and prisoners at the Brooklyn House of Detention. After moving to Vermont in 2006, Carol founded “Blooming Chefs,” a program that teaches public school children how to grow and cook healthy food. This program also incorporates creative writing and visual art to encourage self expression in children. Carol considers it an honor to have worked as an educator for many years.

In 2009 Carol was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and was forced to cut down and eventually eliminate the teaching and writing she so loves in order to undergo treatment. She endured four rounds of chemotherapy, but the disease has repeatedly returned. Carol’s doctors have now determined that her only chance of survival is through a stem cell transplant. Fortunately her sister Nina is a donor match, and this life saving procedure has been scheduled for July at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Carol faces the transplant, and its year (or more) of recovery, as a single person already stripped of resources. During her long illness, she has been increasingly debilitated by its symptoms and its treatment. She will not be able to work for the next year, and anticipates deeper financial hardship.

In order to help offset the costs and losses associated with her transplant, Carol, along with family and friends, has decided to partner with the Bone Marrow Foundation. They have set up a One-to-One Fund to collect donations on her behalf. These funds will be directly allocated to such necessities as home care and living expenses. They will also greatly help with transportation expenses, as Carol’s car is unable to handle the trip, and she will need to both rent a car and pay someone to drive her back and forth from Vermont to Boston.

Carol looks forward to returning to life as a healthy and energetic person doing rich and rewarding work. She is filled with gratitude for the support, assistance, and love she has received from family and friends throughout her illness. Carol is deeply grateful for any support at this point and beyond.

Click here to contribute to Carol’s One-to-One Fund

Or you can send a check, payable to The Bone Marrow Foundation.
Be sure to include Carol’s name on the front of the check.
Send check to:

The Bone Marrow Foundation
515 Madison Avenue, Suite 1130
New York, New York 10022