Jerry Shafton's Story

Hi, my name is Jerry Shafton and I need your help.  I was diagnosed with Cancer- Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma (MM) on October 15th, 2019.  Turns out this is a Non Curable blood cancer that sometimes can be pushed into remission, but only with a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT).  My BMT started , March 10th.  The procedure is really complicated, but basically my stem cells are removed, I get high doses of chemo, then my stem cells are returned, waiting for new ones to grow.  Unfortunately, this leaves me with No Immune System until/if the stem cells grow back healthy.  I will be in the hospital 2-3 weeks, then home for recovery that may take over 2 months.  I will be out of work without pay or benefits during this time.  I am in fear of being evicted and/or loosing my car, or even my job during this procedure. Well, here comes the hard part for me, asking for your financial help.  If you could support my GoFundMe by making a donation and then maybe share this with your friends and/or family, I would really appreciate it. Trust me, I know that money is very tight, so please know any amount will help.  For those of you that know me, I am a jokester at heart, but not this time.  All donations will go towards my rent, car and utilities. My prognosis looks good and its up to my body as to when I can return to work and start the road to self sustainability.  Will you help?  I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have, just let me know.  Thank you so much for your time in reading my story, your loving thoughts and best wishes during my medical emergency.

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  • Judy Osborn 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 9 mos
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    • 10 mos
  • John Raftery  
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    • 10 mos
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Jerry Shafton 
Organizer
Orlando, FL
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