Scott Webb and Family Fund

Hi Everyone;


We want to make you all aware that Scott Webb, former HME staff member and currently Community Performance Excellence Consultant, has been diagnosed with “AML”- Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Scott has been a great friend and co-worker to many, and we want to try to help.


Scott is in the hospital for around 6 weeks while they fight this disease.  Scott is the breadwinner of his family and he’s also a minister and he teaches, so you may imagine how hard this next 6 weeks (maybe longer) is going to be for him and his family!  We are taking up donations to try to help them with expenses.  
 

Below is an article on AML, so you can read a little about this disease.

 

Thank you so much for your consideration and help.

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What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of blood cancer. It usually begins in cells that turn into white blood cells. Sometimes, though, AML can start in other types of blood-forming cells. Although there’s no cure, there are treatments that can make a big difference.

What Happens?

Acute myeloid leukemia starts in the bone marrow. This is the soft inner parts of bones.

With acute types of leukemia such as AML, bone marrow cells don't mature the way they're supposed to. These immature cells, often called blast cells, keep building up.

Without treatment, AML can quickly be life-threatening. Because it's "acute," this type of leukemia can spread quickly to the blood and to other parts of the body.

Each person is different, and how acute myeloid leukemia affects them depends on certain things, including how well the cancer responds to treatment. Your outlook is better if:

You are younger than 60.
You have a lower white blood cell count when you're diagnosed.
You do not have a history of blood disorders or cancers.
You do not have certain gene mutations or chromosome changes.

Donations

  • Erica Clark 
    • $20 
    • 21 mos
  • Joyce Philpot 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
  • Carol Shields  
    • $200 
    • 22 mos
  • Karen Snyder 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Libby Beeson 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Thomas West 
Organizer
Anderson, IN
Carol Webb 
Beneficiary
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