As most of you already know Julie has been accepted to M.D. Anderson one of the top cancer centers in the world along with this world class, cutting-edge expertise comes a lengthy stay in Texas bearing an unknown final cost. Her journey begins this week as she prepares for the transplant followed by a minimum three month stay during recovery. Time not spent in the hospital will be spent in an apartment that she and Keith will occupy for the extended period. Albeit all good news, carrying much promise it is another part of the unknown cost.
All that said, I have increased the Go Fund Me goal. Please help if you can~any amount will be greatly appreciated. But honestly, as much if not more than money, Julie needs your well wishes and prayers~
Thank You and God Bless,
A few days ago my sister-in-law, Julie, a vibrant, loving teacher, sister, mother, wife, and daughter was diagnosed with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia-stage 2 (CMML-2). This amazing woman, in just a few short days, now finds herself battling the fight of a lifetime, with a long road ahead of her. At this point, we have no idea what the future holds. After the initial diagnosis, my father-in-law left to pick up his granddaughter Sarah, from college, now she along with her sister Emily, father, and a litany of family and friends sit and wait. Julie, obviously unable to teach, and Keith, her husband, who desperately wants to be with Julie and with their daughters, now find themselves having to make some hard decisions. As a family we're helping anyway we can but as medical bills mount along with mortgage payments, college, and regular household expenses, any savings they may have had are quickly diminishing. My hope is to help my beautiful sister-in-law and her family spend this time together, not worrying about how to pay expenses but rather spend it fighting this terrible disease. If you're able to help in any way, big or small, please know that all gestures of kindness -- $100, $5, or simply kind words and a prayer -- will be greatly appreciated.
With gratitude and love~
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