Unfortunately, due to the return of my illness, I need to recreate a GoFundMe page. In order to provide a detailed summary of why I am back here the information below covers my original diagnosis and the events that have followed.
My name is Bianca Frustaci and I am writing to you today to ask for your support. I am 23 years old and had been diagnosed with Classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer at the age of 21 (Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of lymphoma, which is generally believed to result from white blood cells of the lymphocyte kind.) My treatment was 6 months of
Chemotherapy which I have completed on July 24th, 2017. I am writing with the hope that you will be able to contribute to the Battle for Bee fund which is currently being used to help with this unexpected financial burden.
On January 22nd, I found out that I relapsed, and my cancer was back. Because of my sickness, I am not allowed to work due to my low immune system and risk of getting infections. It’s very difficult for me to reach out and ask for help. I am regularly a very self-sufficient person, but this is a circumstance that neither I, nor anyone really expects to be in, especially at my age and I’m not sure where to turn without the support of people like you, companies like you, and my community. So, I’m asking.
I’m asking for any type of donation you can manage. I’m asking for you to support me. I’m asking for your help.
Thank you so much for your time and support!
JANUARY 10TH 2019-PET SCAN
JANUARY 18TH 2019-FOUND OUT CANCER MIGHT BE BACK
JANUARY 22-BIOPSY OF LEFT LUNG (RELAPSED CLASSICAL HODGKIN LYMPHOMA CAME BACK)
FEBURARY 8TH-I STARTED A NEW CHEMO REGIMEN CALLED I.C.E (TREATMENT WAS 4 DAYS INPATIENT HOSPITAL TREATMENT) DID THAT EVERY 3 WEEKS A TOTAL OF 3 ROUNDS [ORDERED BY ONCOLOGIST NOT TO WORK FROM THAT POINT FORWARD]
MARCH 2019-PET SCAN SHOWED A SPOT LIT UP IN MY NECK BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION OF THE SPOT A BIOPSY COULD NOT BE DONE SO THEY WERE GOING TO TRY AND TREAT IT WITH A NEW CHEMO REGIMEN CALLED BRENTUXIMAB VERDOTIN THAT STARTED APRIL 26TH. AFTER 1 ROUND OF BRENTUXIMAB VERDOTIN THE CHEMO WAS STOPPED, AND MY ONCOLOGIST PRESENTED ME WITH MY NEXT OPTION TO CURE MY CANCER AND THAT WAS A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT.
MARCH 8THMET WITH AHEMATOLOGIST @ NORTHWESTERN
APRIL 29TH-MAY 3RDVASCULAR CATHETER PLACED AND COLLECTION OF STEM CELLS
MAY 13TH2019ADMISSION FOR AUTO STEM
CELL TRANSPLANT (COLLECTED 14 BAGS OF STEM CELLS)
MAY 17TH- ETOPOSIDE CHEMO
MAY 18THAND 19TH– CYTOXAN CHEMO
MAY 21STAND 22ND– STEM CELL TRANSPLANT (VERY LOW IMMUNE SYSTEM WILL BE HOSPOLITIZED UNTIL AROUND JUNE 9 2019 DEPENDING ON STATUS OF HEALTH AND INFECTIONS.)
Following the transplant, I will not be able to work for 1 year and will be put on a preventative chemo once a month for a year called Brentuximab Vedotin.
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