Fighting for Beth

Hi. My name is Beth Priestley.  I am raising money for medical expenses that have incurred due to a diagnosis of MDS or Myelodisplastic Syndrome.  I do not have the ability to make my own blood.  I need blood transfusions weekly to survive.
I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago when I was sent to the emergency room after a routine blood test.  It was found that I didn't have enough blood in my body.  I was in danger of having a massive stroke.
Because of this disease and my need for tansfusions I have had other chronic health issues such as low white and red blood cell counts, dangerously high iron and platelet disfunction.  
Some of my symptoms that I live with daily are extreme fatigue, headaches, nausea, and an inability to concentrate. I have treated with chemotherapy and according to the doctors the only way I can be cured is with a bone marrow transplant.  There is a 30% to 40% survival rate.  I have known of 3 others who have had MDS.  They have all died after having a bone marrow transplant.  
I have looked into other Holistic options for treating my disease and none are covered by insurance.
I have had to quit work to treat my condition. 
Any money given will be used toward treating MDS.  
Without treatment for this disease my doctors give me a year to live.  I am happily married with 2 boys.  I want to see them grow up and experience life.  My boys are the biggest joy in my life.  They have been given to me by God and I intend to see them grow and mature.  I firmly believe my time is not up yet.  
With a lot of prayers and support I believe I will live to see my boys next bithdays and beyond.
I am looking at seeking alternative treatment in Mexico with the hopes of going in May.  I am hoping to raise the money necessary to go to Mexico in the next 45-60 days.
Thank you sincerely for your thoughts prayers and donations.
Blessings, 
Beth

Donations

  • Kevin Reynolds 
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
  • Mitch Priestley 
    • $200 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Calvin Landrus 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer

Beth Priestley 
Organizer
Portland, OR
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