Can I start this by saying that asking for help is not something I am good at, but here goes...
My mom, Jodi Banos, started her fight with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2000. She was put in remission for a couple years but left remission status in 2009 and hasn't been able to get back there. For the past 10 years we have done hundreds of doctor appts, chemo treatments, and hospital stays. But we were finally presented with a possible "CURE".
In April of this year, Jodi will start the process for a Bone Marrow Transplant. This essentially means NO MORE CHEMO after she receives the transplant.
So the reason for the GoFundMe, the bone marrow transplant process entails:
A four week stay at Danville Giesinger, where she will receive intense chemo, to basically kill everything in her body. Then she will recieve the new bone marrow (from an anonymous donor). Once done at Danville, she will come live with me for approx 4mths.
She will have to be in a mostly sterile environment, with round the clock care for these 4mths, since she will have NO IMMUNE SYSTEM at all. She will have to go to hospital (within 30m) if her temperature reaches 99 degrees or if she just 'doesn't feel right'.
So that means, I have to create a sterile environment for her in my spare room. New bed, chair, carpet, air purification, etc.. A place she can resume life in for FOUR MONTHS. Lets not forget gloves, sanitizers and such!
This also means that my intense work life is going to have to slow down. For those of you who know me, know that I work constantly at a variety of different jobs. I take my mom to every appt and every chemo treatment. I do as much as I can, to help everyone around me. And I am struggling with the fact that I can not do this on my own. I had no intentions of asking but I was recently told that I need to learn to ask for help and it doesn't make me a bad person. lol
My mom means the world to me and this is life changing for both of us. So I can not put into words how much your help would mean to me. The slightest illness can be fatal during these 4mths, so I need to ensure I have everything in place, to make sure that doesn't have a chance of happening. And I fear I can only do this with your help and support.
I know things are tough for everyone, if unable to help financially, how about just sharing this and keeping my mom in your prayers.
Thank you so very much!