Lifeline Fund


At age 50, despite being generally healthy, Janie Fancher began having back pains. Doctors identified abnormal blood results but Janie was resistant to a bone marrow biopsy because she was afraid of complications. Months later, at her daughter Carlina’s urging, she decided to get a biopsy and was diagnosed with Stage III Multiple Myeloma. She is expecting to undergo an autologous bone marrow transplant within the next few months. Janie’s best friend and biggest support is Carlina, who describes her mom as someone who has always bent over backwards to help others. Janie and Carlina are essentially homeless, as Carlina’s 2 part-time jobs are not enough to make ends meet and they are forced to sleep on a distant cousin’s couch. Any contributions to Janie would be used for transportation, housing and living 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 Janie.