Leukemia: Post-Transplant and Recovery

Hi family and friends, just an update on what going on in my life...as of right now I am cancer free, but that doesn't mean I'm in the clear. My cancer and mutation I have has a high reoccurrence rate. Right now I have graft vs host disease, this is when the body attacks the transplant. There is no cure only medications and treatment that can help with it. Currently I'm on steroids and immunosuppressant to help prevent my body from fight it but it's not working as planned. Steroids are the only thing that seem to help but I've been on them so long that it's not having any effect, going higher on my dose will cause more harm than good. I currently go to the hospital twice a week for doctors appointments and a treatment called photopheresis to help with the GvH. Recently doctors added more medication and added a new treatment called Rituximab. It lasts about 8 hours and can't be done when I'm at the doctors throughout the week so I have to make another trip every week. This has been financially hard on me and my mom. We have depleted our savings on gas and food going to and from City of Hope. I'm asking for your help. My mom is working as much as she can while balancing my issues. Money is tight right now and my mom and sister are working their butts off to help me get the proper care. Below is a link to my GoFundMe, any donation would be a blessing and could help! Thank you for taking the time to read and help out!

Please help me in my journey to fight Leukemia. My insurance only covers so much and there may be extra costs my family and I must pay for.  I appreciate your help and support during this difficult time.  

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Sonia Fernandez 
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