My two year old niece Jane was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in December 2018 and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments, expected to last about two years. She has experienced a few setbacks, most recently a severe case of pneumonia requiring a week-long intubation. Before that, due to the cytogenetic features of her leukemia cells, she was moved from the Standard Risk treatment protocol to Very High Risk treatment protocol, a regimen that is more intensive and requires four additional week-long hospital stays for inpatient chemo administration.
We are hoping this fundraiser will help give her parents a sense of financial security, assisting with the significant copays/medical bills they have received and will continue to receive for the next two years as well as help to pay for secondary health insurance and physical therapy equipment to use at home. My sister and brother-in-law have always carried good health insurance, but the copayments alone for two years of treatments are staggering and I would love to give them one less thing to be anxious about as they face so many other worries.
For ongoing updates on how Jane is doing, you can log in to her CaringBridge journal .
For other ways you can help, please check out our book project, www.booksforjane.com .
If you are able to assist in this way, it would help us all to focus on what’s most important right now, which is Jane. We thank you so much for your contributions and support.
- Bethany Taft
- The Reidy Family
- Lisa Dubuque
Organizer and beneficiary
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