Jenna's cancer fund

Hello everyone. My name is Robert. I am here out of desperation. I am not the type of person to ask for things, I was raised by my parents with a work ethic and the belief that if I wanted something, I work for it. My 26 year old daughter was diagnosed with AML, acute myeloid leukemia. Info about it can be found here:
Wikipedia: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
As Wiki says "it is rare, and fatal in a few weeks to a few months if untreated". This is why I put a time limit on this fund. If we can't get the funding needed within two or so months it will be pointless. If we don't meet the deadline, the funding gets returned as we will not need it anymore, it will be too late. My daughter also has 4 children, ages 7, 5, 2, and 1. She is no longer with their father, but he has agreed to care for the children while she is getting treated and for the recovery process which can take a year or more after a bone marrow transplant. The issue is that she is being evicted from her house. She can't work with the illness and needs to go to chemotherapy sometimes every day for a week. At any time she may need to go to the hospital. No employer will tolerate that. I can't take her in to my house because she can't be around anyone that is sick. My wife works in a hospital, and my little guy is in daycare. Someone is always sick all winter long. In the beginning of 2014 I blew the bottom 3 discs out in my back. I didn't do anything specific at the time this happened but it was determined that it happened because of years of heavy lifting, wear and tear from hard work that killed it. Because of this I am only able to work barely enough to contribute to the support of my household. I can't even begin to fathom how I would be able to help my daughter to pay rent or her household expenses. Fox Chase cancer center just told us that if she doesn't get her transplant very soon, she might live only 6 or so months. They also told us that they will only be able to give her very little chemo because she has almost reached her limit. In short, her cancer will spread out of control very soon and kill her if she doesn't get the transplant at longest a month or two. Two months may be stretching it though, that may be too late. We were also told that even though they were successful in getting a half match for the transplant which is usually the major hurdle, they can't proceed until she is in a stable living situation for at least 1 year after her transplant. This means her own bathroom and a clean place to live. After a marrow transplant she will not have an immune system. The goal in the transplant is to wipe out her immune system to 0, put the new marrow in her, and grow a completely new immune system in her that might be able to fight off the cancer cells. Because of this she will have to be in her own place. This is what the funding is for. She needs a place to live while she recovers as well as utilities. She would qualify for disability but these things take time. Time is something we don't have. I will come over often and clean very well, bleach the bathroom, scrub the kitchen, etc. She won't even be able to do her own dishes because the germs on them could make her sick and she would die. There is no description of how a parent feels when a doctor tells him that his daughter has 6 months to live if she doesn't get this transplant now, and he is helpless to provide a place for her to get well. I am desperate. Please help her. She has 4 children that need a mother. This is my last stop, I don't have anywhere else to turn.

Donations

  • Andre anderson 
    • $20 
    • 61 mos
  • Randall Yingling 
    • $25 
    • 63 mos
  • Deborah Saldana 
    • $75 
    • 63 mos
  • Fantasia Turner 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
  • Gabrielle Rietkerk  
    • $20 
    • 64 mos
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Organizer

Robert Balan 
Organizer
Wallingford, PA
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