Another chance at life
Prior to this treatment, a sample of healthy stem cells drawn from the bone marrow are collected and cultured. Once the Chemo has done its job, the healthy stem cells are injected back into the body and over time, build the immune system back up, and returning function back to the body. Studies have shown a 64% reduction in disability on average. 80% percent of the people treated who were followed for 4 years had no more relapses, and 87% had no worsening of their level of disability.
The goal of $150,000 would cover the treatment and any expenses as well as airline tickets for my family to fly her out to Chicago or Seattle (the two places offering this treatment here in the Unites States). I often say my mom doesn't deserve the cards she's been dealt, and she doesn't. She's been there for me through everything and radiates nothing but kindness and affection for everyone. My mom means everything to me and if I have the opportunity to help her, I'll do that however I can, whether or not this ends up with the desired outcome, I can atleast say I tried.
I just got a job and I plan on putting money away with each paycheck but I am unable to raise the money on my own within the next six months, ANYTHING is appreciated. This is a surprise for my mom and I'll be sure to update all of you with results, progress, etc. I really do not have anyone to turn to and am doing this in an attempt to change my mom's health and allow us to have as much time as possible together. Please help if you can. Thank You!
Karen McMullen (my mom) and her family, have just received incredible news. As of yesterday she was accepted by a specialty stem cell transplant facility in San Diego and the costs will be much less than some of the other hospitals which were being considered. Cost will be approximately $20,000 for the treatment, the stay, and all other expenses. The sooner she has funds the sooner she will be able to receive treatment so if you are able to donate please do so as time is critical! Thank you to all who have donated and prayed for my mom, we really appreciate EVERYTHING!