Lifeline Fund


As a former newscaster and attorney, 36 year old Barbara relished challenges, but nothing prepared her for the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that came on Mother’s Day 2010. Barbara started chemotherapy four months after the birth of her third son. She soon relapsed and needed to move from Hawaii to Seattle in order to undergo a stem cell transplant. Her donor was her father and Barbara is appreciative “he gave her the gift of life twice.” Though still battling side effects from the transplant, Barbara is looking forward to a reunion with her husband and her three young sons. The family would appreciate help with post-treatment expenses.

The Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation relies 100% on private donations. Your generous Lifeline Fund donation will make a significant difference in the lives of patients like Barbara.