Ninah's Bone Marrow Transplant
The bone marrow transplant will take place in Seattle, Washington. Ninah and a caregiver will live there for the duration of the transplant process, which typically lasts about four months. Living close to the hospital is a requirement for treatment, in order to have quick access to the doctors and reduce the risk of complications.
Ninah is a wife and mother of two children and is one college semester away from earning a bachelor’s degree. We live in Montana and will all coordinate to spend some time in Seattle and some time at home.
Although our medical insurance has and will cover a lot of the expenses, the bills are starting to pile up. The added cost of the apartment in Seattle, travel expenses, and medical expenses are overwhelming and we are asking for any help that you can provide. Every dollar donated will ease the burden during this challenging time.
Please share and help if you can. Thanks for the thoughts and support!
Photo of Ninah and family in some of the hats that have been given to her. Thank you from all of us!
Her long-term plan has a lot of monitoring but it will be very nice to do it from home.
We can't believe all the support we have received and want to thank you all!
She arrived to be treated at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on May 17 and they found the cancer again on that Friday after a bone marrow biopsy.
The leukemia needs to be back in remission before a bone marrow transplant can be tried, so she is starting chemotherapy again today, in Seattle. The treatment will last five days, then she'll stay through recovery.
Over the last week, the doctors have been investigating a spot on her lung that could be a threat. The spot was biopsied and they have no answers yet but need to start treating the leukemia.
The kids came for a quick visit while Ninah still feels good. They made it to the zoo but otherwise get to hang out in the hospital with mom!
Praying for Ninah, and family, and may God guide the minds and hands of those feverishly trying to get Ninah through this dilema.
So thrilled to hear this. We will be praying for you and your family. Let me know if I can help with anything while you're out of town. Praying for speedy healing and remission! Best.. Norma and Ron