Update:(Donor backs out!) (Cord Blood Transplant 9/05/13)
Sherry started this battle in 1992 when she had a tumor the size of a Pineapple in her abdomen cavity. She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. She has through the years handled the various Chemo regimes, bravely,stead fast with the faith and hope that this next one, was the answer if not the cure. Though she has been inducted into various clinical trials in the past, the medical bills were immense. Sherry entered into an Autologous Transplant(own stem cells) in 2011,the Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma had spread to multiple areas and we recently learned that it was a salvage Transplant, no other recourse at the time. The NHL was not gone, 2012 brought the Radiation regime of Bexxar(clinical in locales)it shrunk but a lesion near the 5th rib was still active.
Enter 2013, Sherry has completed radiation for that 5th rib area, it shrunk and is inactive, the MRI and CAT scan showed that the NHL mutated and is now on her liver. Sherry has started the Chemo to shrink the lesions on the liver to make way for an Allogenic SCT(donor cells)the HLA typing had found a match, they backed out July 2nd(now CORD BLOOD SCT)
. It has been such a hard and rocky road for her,but she has endured and really is due a break! Sherry is a real person type of person caring,thoughtful,understanding,loving,the best friend anyone could ask for. Sherry is my inspiration in life,she is the nucleus of our family, and she brings a light to whomever she
meets in her life..that light needs more time to shine and shine brightly.
The SCT recovery is lengthy,first; 30 days in Hospital,100 day daily clinic visits, eventually twice a week, then to once every two weeks. Minimum recovery period, is a year.The raised funds will help with the multiple prescriptions Sherry will be on. This will be a severe change in Sherry's life style.
Remember, spread the word...please all the prayers in the world for Sherry's time of need is appreciated.
Sherry's devoted Husband