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Maishah's Bone Marrow Procedure

$8,307 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 114 people in 17 months
Most of you know that I have been struggling with sickle cell anemia. I am thankful for medical cannabis therapy and other holistic methods I have been using, coupled with iron infusions that have minimized my hospital stays over the last few years.
A while back I began researching the possibility of undergoing a bone marrow transplant procedure, which could potentially cure my condition.
With this procedure replacement cells are infused into the patient’s bloodstream. From there, the cells find their way into the bone marrow, where they start making healthy white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
I have been delayed in moving forward since I was unable to find a matching donor. Today I have good news: I finally have a match willing to "loan" me some of that good marrow!  However, I will be responsible for their testing, procedure and other expenses not covered by my medical insurance. 
The average life expectancy of sickle cell patients is about 50, and I am just a few years shy this. But I am determined to kick this in the butt by any means necessary!
Blessings to all who can help and blessings to those who can't. I know times are hard for everyone so any donation is greatly appreciated!
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BREAKING NEWS: MY GOAL HAS BEEN REACHED!
This has been one of the best days of my life (second to the birth of my children)!!!! Never before have I felt such a sense of community and support from those not even related to me by blood! Some of you don't even know me from Adam, but found it in your hearts (and pockets) to offer support and encouragement. Words can not express my gratitude...there are just really no words. I am looking forward to a healthier me and being around for much longer as a result of everyone's compassion and generosity. It's a little scary when you feel like the clock is ticking and you can literally feel your body not cooperating with the heck you tell it to do! If you know anyone that has sickle cell anemia, try and be patient when they get flaky or bow out of scheduled engagements. It sucks, but it is a reality for many and definitely has been slowing me down lately. I had to slip that PSA in there. Now back to our regular programming. I'll keep everyone updated when this process begins but just scheduled my first official consult to get this party started! Thanks again everyone!!!!!!
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I want to again thank EVERYONE for their support and encouragement in helping me reach my goal! I am just under $1,200 away from meeting my mark and am tentatively scheduling preliminary tests with the hope that I will reach my goal by summer. I am looking forward to celebrating with you all in a special event I am planning for YOU when this is all said and done. Much love and happy weekend everyone!
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Thank you to everyone who came out to Gypsy Sally's last night! I am happy to announce that $586 was raised!
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I am just about two-thirds away from my goal and can't believe the amount of support I have received from family, friends, and strangers. I really didn't expect to get so close to my goal so quickly and so excited about this becoming a reality sooner than later. Thank you everyone!
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$8,307 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 114 people in 17 months
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14 months ago
DR
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David Ray
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WD
$75
William Dempsey
14 months ago
$20
Josh Brick
14 months ago
MB
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Matthew Hatter
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