Alexis Allen’s rare blood disease

In May of this year my 29 year old daughter, Alexis was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in which her body has stopped producing red blood cells. Aplastic Anemia. After trying medication, B-12 shots and a blood transfusion to no avail she had her first Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. This also did not work. Her body was still not producing red blood cells.  She has since moved to Richmond Virginia and is  being treated by the Oncology team at MCV Hospital. Two weeks ago they started her on an aggressive chemotherapy treatment (11 sessions) to kill all bad blood cells and condition her bone marrow for another transplant. Friday they did her second Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant.  They are confident she had a  good donor match and are hoping to see new blood cells in  as early as two weeks but in all likelihood it will take 6 - 8 weeks.  Alexis is very strong and very positive but this disease has taken its toll. She is tired to the point of exhaustion, has lost a lot of weight and most recently was in the hospital with a kidney infection as her immune system is weakened. She continues to work as much as she physically can but her bills are adding up. Any help and support you can give her would be greatly appreciated. We ask that you keep her in your prayers as these next 8 weeks of waiting will be stressful. If you are interested in becoming a blood stem cell donor go to Be The Match
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Linda Wenn Hrovatic 
Williamsburg, VA
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