Multiple Myeloma - Linda Tomich - Need transplant


It is very hard for me to ask for help as I've always been someone that loves helping others and have always believed that somehow someway I would always find a way to get by. I urgently need a life-saving stem cell transplant asap. I'm the eternal optimist that will do anything to brighten someone's day. I was born with a congenital heart condition that sent me to the hospital frequently. As a pre-existing condition it cost me most of my earnings for decades while I was a hardworking single mom without child support. I've never had a lot of money but I've always worked hard and done whatever I needed to get by and raise my kids. 8 years ago, they fixed my congenital heart condition but at the time they told me that due to the unique procedure and extreme amounts of radiation, it could lead to cancer. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma March of 2018, a rare blood cancer that can be caused by radiation.  Over the past year, I have struggled to make ends meet and pay for my medical treatments and now I have completely run out of money. I sold most of my possessions to pay for my treatment. I filed for disability and have been put on "hold" but I will keep trying. I was working until the end of June of 2018 when my division was closed due to my companies  financial struggles. I'm responding well to the treatment so far but the side effects are very difficult and I need a stem cell transplant asap so I can't work right now but I wish I could. I need a dual/tandem stem cell transplant very soon and I'm hoping if I can have one hopefully I can return to work.  Myeloma is a rare disease and my specialist is 201 miles away. I haven't been able to see my specialist since October of 2018 due to financial limitations and need to get their and have a life saving stem cell transplant immediately.  It will take me about a year to get through the transplants and recovery if I can find a way to do it financially. My kids are only in their 20's and I want to fight and win my battle with myeloma so I can be there for them! I  desperately need help with medicine co-pays, treatments, lodging and travel expenses and other living expenses. I will need to stay out of town for several months. I will be posting updates of my journey as I go along. If you can help or if you know anyone else that can help I appreciate it so much! It would be life-saving for me. Thanks for your love and support! Linda
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Linda Tomich 
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Raymore, MO
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