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CarTcell transplant & Recovery Fund

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Hi everyone! I am a single Mom who has been battling a very rare type of lymphoma called primary renal for a year, with no treatment having worked. I am taking place in the groundbreaking carT cell cell clinical trails, which includes a T cell transplant, at Mass General Hospital in Boston. I am out of work and it is just my son, Gabriel and I at home and I am on disability. I was lucky enough have raised money on a go fund me campaign that I first started when I was in the hospital in June of 2015 due to rapid kidney tumor growth that turned into a tumor thrombus pressing into my vena cava and causing a blood clot. This is when my kidney was removed which was encapsulated in a 14cm tumor and I was hospitalized for two weeks. Since then I did Six rounds of RCHOP chemo with three methotrexate chemo treatments to prevent brain spread and when that didn't work RICE to prep for stem cell but then that didn't work and I found the trail, but I still had to do GEMOX chemo to keep things at bay and recently I've had more chemo to reduce my white blood counts and prep my body for the t-cells! I am having my genetically modified T-cells put back in tomorrow that have had a protein added which will attack the cancer. In a recent study 9 out of 12 refractory (it means resistant to chemo) diffuse large b-cell (the non-Hodgkins sub type I have), went into remission. While non-Hodgkins lymphoma can be treatable, primary renal lymphoma which is usually reserved for males 65 years and older, comes with an average year life span due to its aggressiveness. Normally refractory diffuse large b-cell patients have a dim prognosis because there are little treatment options. But this is a groundbreaking trail, I am patient number four at mass general hospital to have the T-cell transplant and across the country under fifty diffuse large b-cell patients have been treated with this remarkable new treatment. It is still in clinical trail phase and there are dangerous side effects such as cytokine release syndrome that can happen due to rapid tumor breakdown, or neurological toxicities. I am hoping for great results because I am a single mom to a four year old who really needs me, I am his world and I am not leaving him. I self-published a book for him on Amazon called let your spirit be, let your spirit be if anyone wants to check it out. This crowdfunding campaign is to get through the Tcell transplant (today is day zero), tomorrow is the big day! And recovery. Thank you kindly and please keep me in your prayers for good results, I am so sick of battling cancer and so sick of the pain which as this tumors has grown back huge, is pretty bad. I am ready for remission!
For more info on my battle
My book to Gabe


Michelle Lyn Denault
Groveland, MA

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