Corey Siegfried, 46 year old amazing doggy dad to Duke and Luna, son, brother, and friend was diagnosed with Richter's Syndrome in September 2017.
Richter's syndrome (RS), also known as Richter's transformation, is a transformation of B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) into a fast-growing diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a variety of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If you want to learn more about Richter's Syndrome, click here https://cllsociety.org/2017/04/richter-transformation/
Corey's treatment over the past year has included a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation to prepare him for a curative Stem Cell Transplant. Corey was fortunate to be matched with a donor and courageously underwent the transplant on August 17 at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Post-transplant recovery is a challenging process and Corey will expect a 3 to 6 month recovery to regain his health and strength. To learn more about Stem Cell Transplant, click here https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/treatment-types/stem-cell-transplant/process.html
While Corey has been in treatment he has been unable to work. For many in this situation, back up income sources like employer disability insurance or unemployment insurance would fill the gap until they are able to return to work. Unfortunately, Corey was denied unemployment because he is unable to work. On top of that, his employer's disability insurance compensation has a 180 day waiting period and he is disqualified from purchasing his own short-term disability because he has a “pre-existing condition”. So he’s had no income since June. We are looking to relieve the financial pressure that Corey faces during his recovery.
We know Corey is too proud to ask for financial help, so we are asking you for him. Your gift to support Corey will help to cover the cost of his care and treatment, travel expenses and every day living expenses.
Corey is inspired and strengthened by his friends and family. We lovingly thank you and encourage you to give what you are able to support him. Please share with others who you feel would like to support Corey, as well.
You can also show Corey your love and support by continuing to reach out to him with phone calls, text messages, cards, and letters. Your words of love and encouragement mean so much to him.
Corey is fighting strong and we are truly inspired! His positive attitude and his will to live his life to the fullest are exemplary! Corey has been inspired to live every day as a gift and to face the challenges of every day with hope.
We thank you for your love and support and would like to share with you some songs that Corey has found to be inspirational.
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