She is currently going through chemotherapy treatments twice a week. Chemo drugs kill cancer cells but also can damage normal cells. In multiple myeloma, the overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow can crowd out normal blood-forming cells, leading to low blood counts. This can cause anemia — a shortage of red blood cells. People with anemia become pale, weak, and fatigued. Multiple myeloma can also cause the level of platelets in the blood to become low (called thrombocytopenia). This can lead to increased bleeding and bruising. Another condition that can develop is leukopenia — a shortage of normal white blood cells. This can lead to problems fighting infections.
For those who don't know Ms. Janet, she relocated from England 42 years ago and worked in New York for 23 years. Janet moved to Tampa in 2003 and went back to college. She started employment at the University of South Florida in 2005 and continues to serve as the Athletic Insurance Supervisor in the Sports Medicine department. She is a single mother of one.
We are asking you to please give what you can to help Ms. Janet with the medical costs and her ongoing treatment. Any donation amount would help and be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all your support.
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