Medical and Health. I have a rare blood/bone marrow Cancer called “Multiple Myeloma”. I received a Stem Cell Transplant. I am raising money to cover the cost of medical insurance, bills and the daily cost of living (rent, utilities, groceries etc..).
Because of immunity issues, side effects from meds and other recurring health issues due to immune system, I am no longer employed and in need of help.
On September 3, 2015 my sister Maria had what she thought would be a routine physical. Days later a concerning phone call about an abnormal lab and consult with a Hematologist came from her doctor. That led to an alarming call from the Oncology/Hematology office asking her to come in ASAP for a consult followed by a Bone Marrow Biopsy-which she did on September 14th.
On the 25th of the same month she received her diagnosis, a rare blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Our family has been amazed by her strength and resilience as she continued to work as much as she could during 7 months of Chemotherapy. Unfortunately, Maria did not go into remission. She is now faced with an aggressive regimen of chemo paired with a Stem Cell Transplant.
She won’t be able to work during or after treatment for at least 6 months and because this was a new job at the time of diagnosis, she has exhausted all her sick/vacation time. Disability insurance will cover the bare minimum. Maria is at risk of losing her medical insurance, will need help paying co-pays, out of pocket medical expenses and for lodging to be near the Cancer Center.
My sister is a single mother of three-one in College. She is strong, caring,funny and full of Faith. She lives for her children and to laugh.
Maria wouldn’t ask for help, not for herself, so we her family are asking and Thank You in Advance for your help.