medical fund For Claire Campbell

My mom was diagnosed with Mylodysplastic Syndrome (blood cancer) at the end of October last year.  About a month after that she was disgnosed with a rare condition called GATA2.  Without going into many details it basically means that her body is unable to protect her from infection.  Her immune system is extremely comprimised.  She needs a bone marrow transpolant as soon as safely possible.  She has a bone marrow match in her sister Gail Hawkins.  Gail has graciously given her stem cells for my mother.  This was not an easy thing to do.  she was put out of work for a few days and she had to stay in the Lebanon area for three days.  We are eternally grateful for her sacrifice, without her, my mom would have had no match.  My parents have depleted their savings because my mom has had to travel to DHMC several times a month since October in preparation for the transplant.  She has had to undergo several tests and procedures to get ready for this.  She was forced into early retirement because she ran out of sick time and she was working in a nursing home.  Her immune sysytem could not keep up with the germs that go around in there.  My mom is currently paying out of pocket for her health insurance monthly at $790 per month.  She has not been approved for SSDI as of yet.  she has a pension that is about $860 per month, but that is what she uses to pay for her health insurance.  She still has to pay out of pocket for all of her co-pays and deductibles.  my mom is actually recieving her bone marrow transplant on Friday July 15th.  She has to spend a month at DHMC and she is currently there now.  My father has to work (he has no sick time to use) and with him being the only person making any money in the household he cannot afford to be out of work.  This money will help him with the cost of being with her on his days off, and hopefull be enough money to help her when she gets home.  She will have to travel back and forth to DHMC weekly for about 6 months and  she may have to do this more than one time per week.  She will also have to go to Lancaster (DHMC satalite center) for blood transfusions and fluids as needed to keep her healthy. The recovery time for this is usually 2 years.  She has a long road ahead of her and we have already hit a few bumps in the road including a possible blood infection called Strep Varidans (being treated with Vancomycin and cephtriaxone(antibiotics)).  She has been experiencing headaches and chest pain that showed some changes in her EKG (MD's think her heart is under stress).  She has been recieving Chemo 12 hours a day since her admission.  She is a trooper and has a love in her heart for everyone!  She is a very loved lady by her family and friends.  being able to help my parents with this money will mean the world to them and me!  They need this help, and they would never ask anyone for help.  My mom has a chance for a new life, to feel better and be able to enjoy her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren!  She has worked since she was 16 years old, now its time for her.  She is the most amazing person!  With your donation we may be able to take one more burden off her shoulders!  Thank you so very much for all that this community has already done and for any and all donations on here!  May God bless each and everyone of you.  If you cannot donate, please share this on your page and maybe someone on your list can help.  even $5.00 adds up fast!  much love to all and thank you for your support. #gobeyondgiving

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Kelley Corcoran 
Organizer
Berlin, NH
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