Sisto Family Emergency Fund

At the beginning of July, Tami had been complaining about a lot of fatigue. At first we thought it was just a cold because she had a sore throat. But after a couple of trips to the emergency room because some really intense pain in her legs, hip, and jaw, we went to see our doctor who ran a series of blood tests. The results came back with some very strange numbers, so we were sent to St. Joseph’s in Bellingham, WA for a “complete work-up”. After 6 days of test and some hopeful diagnosis that turned out not to be correct, Tami was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. A few days later we were in Seattle at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance meeting with an Oncologist. We were admitted to the University of Washington Medical Center and after 1 day Tami started her first round of chemo.

While we have no idea how many rounds of chemo will be needed or how long it will be until she is cancer free, what we do know is that this is an expensive process. We have insurance, but the out of pocket costs are rising fast and any support you could give would be greatly appreciated. We are working to keep our costs down as much as possible, and the donations you make will go directly to medical bills. While we have no idea how much this will cost when all is said and done, I would not be surprised by out of pocket expenses being around the $10,000 - $15,000 mark.

If you want to know more about Tami’s progress, please go to her Caring Bridge page (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tamisisto). We appreciate your generosity in helping us manage the financial aspects her treatment so we can focus more on her getting better.

Thank you!

Duane
  • Kelly and Patrick Cleary 
    • $100 
    • 80 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 80 mos
  • Deborah Grotzke 
    • $50 
    • 80 mos
  • Pat Rhoads 
    • $50 
    • 80 mos
  • Brandy Ross 
    • $50 
    • 80 mos
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Organizer

Deborah Grotzke 
Organizer
Oak Harbor, WA
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