It all began June 3 this year, just two days before our first ever family trip overseas. What was apparently a routine medical procedure that turned our lives upside down when the doctors noticed an “anomaly during the operation”. Within 48 hours we were told that Taegan had Acute Myeloid Leukaemia that has a survival rate of 26% within 5 years of contracting this deadly disease (AML overview ).
So far Taegan has been in two rounds of daily chemotherapy that has seen her designation go from favourable to unfavourable (there are only three categories) and it breaks my heart to watch my beloved wife battling every day.
At this stage we are looking at stem cell treatment that even if successful will mean that Taegan will be in isolation for 3-4 months.
Currently, Taegan is unable to work and is unlikely to be able to for the foreseeable future at Flight Centre where she was rated in the top seven sales agents prior to this event. Unfortunately we don’t have health insurance to help us with this fight and there are few avenues to gain financial support.
Ultimately we are asking for your help as soon as possible as medical and even just day to day expenses and the mortgage repayments continue to mount rapidly.
As Taegan explained “I have hope that my genetic profile will match family members so that I can have the stem cell treatment to give me a chance of surviving for my husband and my family”. To see more from Taegan please follow this YouTube link
My hope is that if you’re reading this you can help me and my family to aid Taegan in her battle for life. Please know that any donation, no matter how small, will help us to cover medical expenses, travel and care for our children.
We are eternally grateful for your time in hearing our plea.
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