The Barbara Mehlert Multiple Myeloma Fund

Hello friends and classmates,

As many of you know Barbara Mehlert  is battling Multiple Myeloma.   I’m happy to report that Barb is in remission but she still faces many daily struggles as a result of this illness.

It is very difficult for Barb to get around as she is on oxygen and  uses a walker.   Barb also experiences daily pain as a result of her illness.   Because of this she gets fatigued very easily.
She really cannot do very many things in the home at this time such as cleaning,  cooking, and driving herself to doctor appointments etc.
Her caregiver and longtime boyfriend Bill has taken most of these things on.
I know firsthand how challenging and  extremely exhausting  it is to be a caregiver.  Trying to balance all the responsibilities of taking care of someone who is chronically ill all while taking care of  their own needs and everything else at the same time can cause serious burn out!
I am really  hoping to raise some funds for Barb  and Bill to use however they see fit.   Getting them some help at home or paying  for something else that can bring some relief. 

I would like to raise these funds for Barbara in honor of my loving husband Mark.
Most of you know that he passed away in January from  complications of  severe chronic graft versus host disease after receiving an unmatched bone marrow transplant.   Mark was a pillar of courage and fought bravely to the end.
Mark adored Barb and visa versa.

The picture was taken on Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho where the three of us camped at Sam Owen Campground.  We would walk over to the beyond Hope restaurant and bar for happy hour nearly every night!
Won’t you join me in supporting our dear friend Barb and getting some much needed help out to Barb and Bill during this challenging time.
Thank you so much,
Didi Law

Organizer and beneficiary

Didi Law
Seattle, WA
Barbara Mehlert

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