Bum's Leukemia Fund

Hello. As many of you have heard, my brother-in-law, Robert " Bum" Bardo is experiencing some life-changing medical issues. He went to the doctor because he wasn't feeling well. He was tired, congested, having night sweats, fever and had a productive cough. His doctor ordered blood work and chest x-rays. He found out he has pneumonia and his blood counts were dangerously low. He was admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics. Once at the hospital, he had an extensive work up done which included a bone marrow biopsy, CT scan, blood cultures, labs, etc. He was started on two different IV antibiotics. That didn't help clear the pneumonia after 4-5 days and the blood counts are still low. The doctor switched him to two different antibiotics and added breathing treatments. He was told his results from the BM biopsy would be back in 4-5 days which would confirm the diagnosis and know how to proceed with treatment. He was diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia, which is a rare, slow growing, type of Leukemia. He has been in the hospital since October 4th and will continue to stay there for another week at least. He is starting Chemotherapy tomorrow x 7 days and hopefully gets to go home after that.

Bum recently started a new job and doesn't have benefits like Short Term Disability so he has no income coming in. Sherry is working some to try to keep up on the bills and trying to be at the hospital as much as possible. Bum doesn't like asking for help but the medical bills are going to be piling up. I am reaching out to their friends and family for help. He has a great support system and great friends. Thanks to all of you who are helping them out in any way. It's greatly appreciated. Any donation helps. Please feel free to share my post. Continued prayers are greatly appreciated. Thanks again

P.S. He wants to get better and out of the hospital ASAP. He has a paid, non-refundable trip coming up in February that he's planning on attending.
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Organizer

Christyn Yearick 
Organizer
Lock Haven, PA
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