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Help MaryCatherine Hydrick beat AML

$21,245 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 230 people in 8 months
Created March 7, 2018
Greg Cowling
on behalf of Mary Catherine Hydrick
We are good friends of MaryCatherine Hydrick (MC) and her family, and were devastated at her recent diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). 

     MC has long nurtured many aspirations, including professional teaching and raising a family.   She earned her teaching degree last May, and has been teaching third grade this year until her recent hospitalization.  She now faces a 30-day hospitalization, and once remission is achieved, a bone-marrow transplant as soon as a donor match can be found.  MC has medical insurance, but the deductable for this hospitalization and treatment will be about $10,000.  Additionally, there may be a possible need for egg harvesting which is not covered, and would be about $6000.  
     MC and her family are some of the most selfless people that we have had the fortune and opportunity to know over the past 8 years.

We are better people for knowing her, as she has truly taught us what it means to love and “walk humbly with God”. This Go Fund Me account is just a small way for us to show her our appreciation and love, as it will hopefully lessen the financial burden of the many medical expenses that she will encounter throughout this process, while she is taking a leave of absence from work.  All funds donated will go directly to MC to meet her needs.
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It's been a while since our last update, as MC has been undergoing quite a fight for her life. She underwent a stem cell graft from her mother, and developed a serious complication which led to both liver and kidney failure. After a lengthy hospital stay involving dialysis and treatment with a newly-approved drug, MC's kidney and liver function seems to be returning to normal. Moreover, the stem cell engraftment seems to have been successful!! MC went home Friday, where she is currently convalescing. She has a long course of recovery ahead yet, and some significant risks still remain. We thank you all for your generous donations AND your prayers!
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So, changes to our campaign regarding reward levels are now updated. Stay tuned for notices of other opportunities (like t-shirt campaigns) to support MC!
We reached our goal of $20K!! This week MC has the opportunity to revisit the fertility process which was previously unsuccessful, and has chosen to do so! Therefore, I have reset our goal so that we may continue to help with that. Thank you all for your donations in support of MC, and please continue to share and encourage further contributions!
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Time for another update! MaryCatherine is in good spirits and strong! She is still awaiting haploid grafting from her mother Lora, which has been delayed a few weeks as she undergoes treatment with a brand-new chemo agent just approved by the FDA! Hopefully, she will achieve complete remission prior to undergoing the graft, and have great success this time!

On an administrative note, in order to comply with new regulations regarding data privacy, GoFundMe no longer shares donor email or mailing addresses. I have included below a current list of donors who have specified shirt sizes and have shirts outstanding - please read and respond via email and share a mailing address to receive your shirts! Going forward, we will have to discontinue the shirt rewards (GoFundMe has already disabled donor level rewards) due to the logistical difficulty. Stay tuned for potential updates on this issue.

Lisa Carney (S)
Tom & AnnaMarie Spain (M)
Dr. Knowledge & the Queen (XXL)
Kim Alford Grice (XL)
Colleen Keysar (L)
Claire Shannon (XL)
Robin Kukowski (3X)
Deborah Ward (XL)
Anne Rachels (M)
Katherine Whittle (XL)

Thanks!
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It's been a while since we updated, as we weren't quite sure what sort of progress report to give. Sadly, MC's stem cell transplant failed to engraft. She is now preparing for a haploid graft from her mother, Lora. This will involve strong chemo in preparation for transplant, which in turn necessitates the consideration of options for future fertility. MC and her family appreciate all of your help so far, but need help as much now as ever. Please share with your friends, and lets give them all the support we can!
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$21,245 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 230 people in 8 months
Created March 7, 2018
Greg Cowling
on behalf of Mary Catherine Hydrick
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Barbara McFarland
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RM
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CM
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