Karen Martin Cancer Fund

My mom, Karen was diagnosed in November 2017 with grade 3b Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This is a very aggressive form of lymphoma and unfortunately there is only 1 option of chemo therapy for her. It is call R-DHAC. This chemo is given once every 3 weeks. The first day of treatment is an out patient infusion of rituxan. Then the next 3 days are an inpatient for the remainder drugs. After the week of chemo, she can come home for 2 weeks before starting another round. During those 2 weeks, she has to get blood work done 3 times a week. The “typical” treatment lasts 3 rounds, however, Mom is going on round 4. After round 4, they will do more scans to see if treatment has done its job. If it has, she has a month off to mentally prepare for a bone marrow transplant. That transplant will be approximately 30 days in the hospital 24/7. So far, Mom has not been the “typical” case. She has steroid induced glaucoma because she is allergic to preservatives in eye drops and of course she is given eye drops that are a steroid preservative.... So we were able to find 1 pharmacy in our area that can make preservative free eye drops for her, but if course they aren’t covered by insurance. She has been in the hospital many times during her “break” because of a fever (yeah, Christmas was real fun celebrating in the hospital), passing out, loss of vision, and super low blood pressure that lead to a pacemaker....So since the beginning of December, she hasn’t worked. Disability doesn’t pay a whole lot and my father is self employed. And with all the driving to what feels like a million doctor appointments, and back and forth to the hospital for all these issues, not to mention 2 ambulance rides, the medical bills are starting to pile up. So any help that you can offer to help my mom out, would be greatly appreciated. Kristen Martin ◦

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  • Keith McKale 
    • $500 
    • 33 mos
  • Chad Sherin 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Doug Mohr 
    • $200 
    • 33 mos
  • laurin Trainer 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Keith McKale 
    • $300 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer

Kristen Martin 
Organizer
Clarence, NY
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