Lifeline Fund


Matthew is a 37 year old man who recently underwent an unrelated allogeneic stem cell transplant in New York in order to treat his relapsed/refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Matthew, his wife and three children (aged 12,19, and 2) reside in Illinois. In November 2013 he underwent an autologous transplant. However, after he relapsed, he transferred his care to New York and began a clinical trial. Since April 2014, he has been traveling to treatments and appointments from Illinois to New York. Since Matthew’s discharge in February, he has been staying at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge. He will remain there for at least 100 days post-transplant for close follow up care. Matthew is the sole financial provider for his household – because of his diagnosis and stem cell transplant, he has not been able to work full time. This has greatly affected his family financially. His wife travels to and from Illinois to care for their children and be with Matthew as often as she can. Any assistance you would be able to provide will assist this family with travel and monthly expenses. Your support is much appreciated and will directly benefit this family.

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 Matthew.