Matthew's Bone Marrow Transplant

$3,801 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 44 months
Hello so I normally keep my business to myself and don't really throw myself in the spotlight but I'm desperate and need help... Some of you might know I've been diagnosed with 2 rare Blood Cancers, what most of you don't know is that I've been given 2-3 years left with the progression of it all. We've been searching for a bone marrow transplant donor and the matching with family has come up empty. If you have kindness in your heart and think you would like to get tested to see if you are a match and/or donate please do. The actual process of a Bone Marrow Transplant can end up costing around $150,000 -$250,000 which my wife and I obviously don't have. My wife and I are not asking for a handout, only an oppourtunity to live a longer and better life. 

www.bethematch.org 

If you want to get tested and register for the national registry click on the link above and follow the simple instructions. Thank you and God bless.



Diagnosis:
Essential Thrombocytosis
Systemic Mastocytosis
Myelofibrosis (Not ruled out)



To add a little information about my wife and I:

I am currently serving in the United States Army Reserves as a TPU soldier within the 321st Engineering Battalion under the direct command of the 391st Engineering Company. I have been serving this great nation since 2006. 

My wife Sara is a Licensed Pharmacy Technician and has held a full time position with Walgreens for almost 7 years now.  She has a partial degree in Forensic Entomology and it is her dream to one day finish this degree and would be my honor to one day be able to afford to help her reach that goal.

We've been married for almost 5 years (Since March 3rd of 2011) She has been my foundation for a better life and my life long friend. We hope to someday afford this transplant process and go back to being a "normal" couple.
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Just a quick update for everyone:

Sara and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Sara worked Christmas day so we didn't really do anything. A couple of days before we did make a trip down to Salt Lake City as a follow up for my hip surgery I had 3 months ago. The doctors are becoming increasingly concerned at the worsening of my issues and are looking to do the second surgery on my left hip sooner than expected. Although the doctors believe I need a total hip replacement surgery at this point, we believe it will be the same procedure as the one they did on my right hip. Hopefully I won't have as many complications as I did on the last surgery. The wife and I would be extremely grateful for any donations to help us get from Boise to SLC for this next hip surgery. We also are looking to have another consultation with the new bone marrow transplant team at The Huntsman Cancer Institute on our next trip down. They believe that we must move up our schedule for a transplant because of the worsening of my condition, however, they have yet to find a match for the donor process. If you find it in your hearts to want to donate please register at

www.bethematch.org


We are truly grateful for those who have contributed to this fund already and are hoping that we can eventually fulfill our goal here. We are really desperate for help and are relying on humanity to really pull through and help us get through this rut we are stuck in. I don't really know how to ask for help without sounding like I am begging, but please, please, help us. This is a huge deal and it means the world to us for those that care enough to help.
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I just wanted to post a HUGE thank you to all of you that have contributed! Because of your donations I was able to make it down to Salt Lake City from Boise, ID for a huge hip surgery I desperately needed as a part of overall care during my fight with these cancers. A hip core decompression surgery was successfully done September 25th of 2015 with the help of a massive collaboration between my doctors at The Huntsman Cancer Institute and the doctors of the Orthopedic Surgical Unit at St. Marks Hospital also located in SLC. All of this made possible because of your donations. Thank you all! My wife and I couldn't be more grateful!
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Cancer of any type is the physical manifestation of hell on earth.

It rips you apart literally from the inside out. Between the side effects of Chemotherapy regiments, the physical/mental/emotional pain that Cancer alone creates (destroying any sense of normality), and the despair you fall into trying to re-correct the downward spiral with narcotic pain killers, anti-anxiety medication, and sleep aids to help cure the long endless nights; I don't know how I am keeping a straight face from day to day. But I can say with certainty that the only reason I am still alive today is my loving and beautiful wife, Sara. On my best day I can barely be tolerable and yet for almost five years she has stood by my side when most would merely wish me well. Her and I are thankful for everyday we get to spend with each other. And I personally cannot thank all that have helped through contributions, prayers, and kind words enough. The most that I can do is be as transparent with everything my wife and I are currently struggling with. From my family to yours, thank you. God bless.
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To those that have donated I wanted to say thank you so much. My wife and I still have a long way to go but we wanted to tell you all how much it means to us to see that so many people really care and are willing to help us in our time of need.

I'm due to have surgery soon to correct damage that was done to both heads of my femurs caused by a blood clot back in March. The clot was formed by the high amount of blood platelets within my blood stream. The source of the high platelet count is the Essential Thrombocytosis. The blood clot that formed back in February stopped the blood flow off to my right femur causing Avascular Necrosis and let to permanent damage that needs to be repaired via a surgery known as Hip Decompression Surgery. More details to come as we move closer to the surgery date. Please pray for my wife and I. God Bless you all.
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$3,801 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 44 months
Created August 1, 2015
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$52
Irish Tracker
32 months ago

Message me on Battlelog if there is anything else I can do. I love you brother.

$20
Anonymous
38 months ago (Monthly Donation)
PB
$50
Precisionwing BF4
39 months ago

I am so sorry for your suffering, bro. As an individual working in the medical field, I saw people with your condition on a daily basis. It's not easy for you, hope this little bit can be helpful.

$20
Anonymous
39 months ago
$5
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39 months ago
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Jennifer Goodwin
39 months ago

Imgur brought me here! Best of luck for a full recovery!

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