Patricia (Pat) was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia on July 2, 2014. After receiving chemotherapy treatment, the AML was declared in remission, which was the day Patâ€™s seventh grandbaby was born. On November 20, Pat and her family received the dreaded phone call that the cancer had returned. Pat and her familyâ€™s hearts were broken. She will now be undergoing an allogeneic transplant, with her sister as her donor, in December. Pat and her family are all having financial issues, particularly when it comes to travel expenses to the hospital. Pat travels approximately three hundred miles round trip for appointments. She is a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of seven grandchildren, whom she loves with all of her heart. Pat and her family are heartbroken that she will likely have to spend the holidays without them, as her support system lives quite a distance from where she is receiving treatment and cannot afford to travel to see her. Stephanie, Patâ€™s daughter, has decided to reach out to The Bone Marrow Foundation through the Lifeline Fund, to alleviate the cost of travel expenses, and so that Patâ€™s family may be with her during this challenging time.
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 Patricia.