Colleen's Medical Fundraiser

$6,484 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 77 people in 18 months
Hello, this is Kristin Davidson, daughter of Colleen Dahlheim. My brothers; Jimmy, Aaron, Corey as well as her long time boyfriend Keenan thought it would be a good idea to set up a go fund me page for our mom. 

Mom was recently diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia called CMML, which is a type of bone marrow cancer. She started Chemo down at the Mayo Clinic on November 28, 2016. There are 3 rounds of chemo to begin the process, 5 days on , 23 days off and repeat for several months.

After chemo is complete, mom will have a bone marrow transplant. They will be looking to see if her siblings are a match then will ask us kids. We are hoping that one of us, that are willing to donate will be a definite match. Once a match is found, the transplant will be scheduled. They are stating that she will have to stay down at the recovery house near Mayo for 3 months once that takes place.

There has been a lot of medical expenses and future medical expenses that we need help with. Any donations will go towards all current and future medical expenses with the Chemo and the bone marrow transplant, along with potential overnight stays. These procedures she has already had and will be having are very costly and have already added up quite significantly. She also had to leave her job and will eventually need help paying her bills.

We did not know how much to put down as a goal amount as we are happy just to receive $5 from everyone, every little bit helps whether it is to pay for a lab bill or go towards one of her bone marrow test, chemo treatments or the transplant.

I think we can say we are all apprectiave of just all the love and support that mom has so far received from everyone! We do not want anyone to feel obligated to donate, we are just happy that you are thinking of mom and happy that you came to visit her go fund me page.

Even a little note speaks volumes and shows that you care.

Thank you everyone. God Bless.
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We have now created a caring bridge page, to give updates on Colleen. Her transplant will take place at the end of January as we found a donor!!! :) Please visit her caring bridge page at:

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/colleendahlheim
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Hello! I wanted to give another update on Colleen. Currently they have had to cancel a couple of chemo treatments because her blood platelets are so low and she has no immune system. They have had to do two blood transfusions and we are still not having any luck with her platelets to go up even a little. Unfortunately, with these complications chemo keeps getting set back and right now we just want to get past the chemo treatments so we can start planning the bone marrow transplant. We were going to do a benefit but not that everything is postponed and we do not know when the bone marrow transplant will take place we are holding off on a benefit. Mom is almost constantly under the weather and has to be incredibly careful who she is around because she can get ill so quickly. She is unable to leave the house often due to her immune system so please feel free to reach out to her and write her a little email of your favorite memory with her, I am sure she would appreciate it! She is starting to go a little stir crazy ;) so hearing from everyone would be fun! her email is dahlheimcolleen@gmail.com
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An update on Colleen. Recently her immune system has been so low they had to push back her 2nd chemo treatment a week and now advised that instead 3 treatments she must do at minimum 6 because there have been complications also due to her blood count. That means she will be out of work longer, possibly might have to quit and start collecting SS and her bone marrow transplant will not take place for much longer. This is setting her back financially and is upsetting but she is so incredibly positive which makes all of us positive and keeps us staying strong. This journey has now extnded 6 months longer than we expected but we know she'll get through it and be on a nice sunny vacation next winter. Thank you for all of your support, prayers and love we are overwhelmed with the generosity everyone has shown. Please continue your support even with a simple note of encouragement. Thank you, god bless.
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Katie Nell Cash
15 months ago

Hi there. I just read about Colleen's battle and I would like to offer to hold a benefit Younique party on Facebook and donate all of my profits from her party to her medical and living expenses, and need a family member or friend host it. Please message me on Facebook if you would be interested.

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$6,484 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 77 people in 18 months
Created December 2, 2016
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Terry Killian
3 months ago

Prayers and healing thoughts are going your way every day Colleen!

GW
$25
Gary Wilbur
5 months ago

Chel and I send our prayers of healing and support.

BC
$100
Bonnie Choate
6 months ago

Love your attitude! Prayers for a successful procedure and outcome! Love you Colleen!

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13 months ago
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Marsha Mitchell
15 months ago

Praying everyday for you Colleen. Your attitude and strength is so wonderful.

Katie Nell Cash
15 months ago

Hi there. I just read about Colleen's battle and I would like to offer to hold a benefit Younique party on Facebook and donate all of my profits from her party to her medical and living expenses, and need a family member or friend host it. Please message me on Facebook if you would be interested.

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