Coleen's Leukemia Expense Fund

$15,795 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 153 people in 16 months
Melissa West
on behalf of Coleen West
 BENNINGTON, VT
The good news and the bad...
 "So bad first...you DO have breast cancer,
and the good news is...breast cancer is cureable."
That was the news my sister received in 2015. There was also a small 1% possibility that the treatment for breast cancer would cause leukemia in 3-5 years.
Coleen was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Oct.2016, and has spent the last 100+ days out of the last 6 months confined to her room at DHMC Norris Cancer Center fighting for her life.
Her last treatment received was a stem cell transplant in April 2017. She is home now resting, still fighting,tired, and suffering from side effects from the anti-rejection medication. Still on a long road to recovery. Coleen will not be allowed to work for 1-2 years.
Coleen grew up in Manchester,and is still living on the family farm.She graduated from BBS and was the salutatorian of her class. Coleen has taken care of your pets for the last 34 years. She now needs your help.

Please, she could use any aid that you can give...
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'Coleen is back in DHMC receiving treatment for Graft vs. Host Disease, or as she likes to put it ...a good ole' case of sibling rivalry. She will likely be staying at Dartmouth for at least a couple more weeks until they find the delicate balance of all the interacting forces that it takes to keep a body living in this predicament.
Coleen cannot be working in this situation, and as you all know ...the bills keep coming.
Please share, pass it on, or if you can donate a little bit to help her with her bills. Please.
Thankyou for your love and kindness.
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Please keep the momentum going. Please keep sharing. And a huge thank you to everyone who has donated towards Coleen's fund. You are amazing!!!
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You are all awesome!!!
Please keep sharing as Coleen has touched many hearts.
And thank you so much.
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Jeanne Hostetler Rindell
13 months ago

Best wishes Colleen in your monumental fight. I'm impressed with your new stem cells! Wow. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Jeanne

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Betsy Pratt
16 months ago

Wishing you well, Colleen! I am fighting breast cancer now. Want to help and will as soon as I get my self back on track. Keep up the fight like you gave to so many pets including mine.

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Melissa West
16 months ago

OMG....thank you everyone!

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$15,795 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 153 people in 16 months
Created May 27, 2017
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$500
Brad Tyler
4 months ago

We wish you all the best Coleen. You are a true inspiration to others. Love, Brad and Cindy

$100
Barbara Muench
4 months ago

Great to see you today Coleen! Your strength and positive outlook are indomitable!

$25
Chris and ellen Knudsen
4 months ago

We hope each day gets better and better for you ❤️

Jeanne Hostetler Rindell
13 months ago

Best wishes Colleen in your monumental fight. I'm impressed with your new stem cells! Wow. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Jeanne

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Betsy Pratt
16 months ago

Wishing you well, Colleen! I am fighting breast cancer now. Want to help and will as soon as I get my self back on track. Keep up the fight like you gave to so many pets including mine.

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Melissa West
16 months ago

OMG....thank you everyone!

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