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Support for Michael Iafrate’s Family

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UPDATE: As many of you know, we lost our loved one, Michael John Iafrate, on May 12th. Many of you have asked about continued donations to help support Jocelyn and the girls. If you would like, please continue to donate here. 

ORIGINAL POST: Our dear friends Jocelyn Carlson and Michael Iafrate welcomed their third daughter in August 2020. Around that time, Michael began experiencing debilitating pain that was attributed to his Psoriatic Arthritis. The pain progressed and, in October, Michael was diagnosed with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia-2 (CMML-2), a rare type of blood cancer.

He immediately started an aggressive, 4-cycle chemo treatment, and he is now preparing for a  bone marrow transplant at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he will be hospitalized for approximately a month. After that, he will have to remain in Columbus near the hospital for 1-3 months following the transplant. Jocelyn and the girls will be staying in Columbus the entire time and, while there is reduced cost housing that may be provided after Michael is discharged, they would bear the cost of housing while he is in the hospital.

Their household has suffered the loss of Jocelyn’s income due to the risk of COVID and other illnesses to Michael’s compromised immune system, and she will be unable to work for the duration of his recovery in Columbus if not longer.

We ask for your help to ease the financial burden caused by their temporary relocation to and stay in Columbus, as well as any other needed expenses during this time.

Your kind donation will go directly to Michael and his family to help deal with the financial repercussions of his current condition so that he can focus on healing. 

Thank you all for taking the time to hear Michael's story. Let’s help him out so that he can beat this thing and then declare, in the words of the great scientist, Peter Venkman, “We came. We saw. We kicked its ass!”


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Mario Muscar
Wheeling, WV
Michael Iafrate
Jennifer Kellner-Muscar
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