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Verity’s Leukemia Fund

$7,770 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 12 months
My daughter Verity had some very concerning and scary blood tests and she was transferred to OHSU the night of August 23rd and there was shortly diagnosed with leukemia. We have started to prepare for the onslaught of bills, while also trying to keep our finances stable, as Verity and Atina (her mother) have to stay close to the hospital for this first month. We live and David works four hours away from Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where Verity is being treated. The average cost of care is scary high, and on top of that, there are a slough of “hidden costs”, no one can be prepared for this nightmare. Thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support.

There have been a number of people who have expressed interest in helping outside of here. If that is you please contact David via text or call @ ‭(541) 404-9528‬ or myself via text or call @ (541) 404-7096 for how you can do that. Also know there are other ways to help besides financially, once we are home something as simple as a visit, running an errand or picking something up for us is huge!
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I know it has been a while since the last time I updated everyone on Verity; but, after nearly a month of waiting for her ANC (immunity counts) to come back up enough for her to start taking her oral chemo meds she is finally able to start them back up!! Obviously this is a big deal and a huge win for Verity as the next step would have been more hospital visits and possible stay. Over all Verity has been doing incredibly well and is VERY happy to be able to have her hair in pigtails again! Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. Please keep them coming!

We are still not 100% sure about the cost of Verity’s ambulance ride and now that she has started taking medication again we once again have pharmacy costs. Please keep sharing Verity’s story, it is through your support and sharing that we have been able to keep the kids lives “normal”.
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It is that time for an update on Verity health! We found out today that Verity’s ANC (immunity counts) is VERY low she is at 350 and should be up towards 800-1000. This means that once again we have to stop her medications and have weekly blood counts until her counts come back up. Fortunately Verity is fever free and does not show any signs of illness so we do not have to stay in the hospital. However we have to be even more diligent about keeping Verity from getting sick until she has a more stable immunity count.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support!
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It’s time for that monthly update! I am a little early as Verity appointment is not until Thursday but some related to taking care of Verity (though not her care directly) have popped up making our finances even more difficult than they were before. Number one being Verity’s ambulance ride bill, we have not as of yet received the bill but after a phone call to the ambulance company I am a bit anxious. The company told me that they have billed the insurance and have only received a portion of the payment that they thought they would; they are in the process of contacting our insurance to find out why this is before they send us the remaining balance (upwards of $1,900). The second “blow” we received is that the van and our only vehicle needs new tires ASAP this is due to the amount of miles that we have to drive for Verity’s chemotherapy every month on top of our normal use for work/vacation/outings. While we have the credit needed to get the tires done, we are now swimming in more debt and monthly payments than ever before. Please please pray for our financial situation, share our story via this Gofundme and if you can donate. Also for those of you that choose not to use this platform to help know that you can alway message David or I for an alternative. Anything at all helps, gift cards, groceries, gas, or even if it’s just an invite to coffee and prayer we have needs outside of money as community and fellowship are important!
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So as most of you now know we are home! Verity’s ANC counts (immunity numbers) came up to a point where is was safe to be home but no start her meds back up. Her count was 540 and we need a 750+ to start her Chemo medication Bach up here at home. We are taking her for a blood test tomorrow to see if she has improved so that we can move on with her treatment. If her counts do not come up we will be waiting to do more tests in the hopes that more time will help counts come up. Everything at this time is dependent on waiting. While this is all normal for leukemia, it is still a killer in the nerves! Please be sharing and praying that Verity’s counts rise and that she stays fever free! We cannot afford another ambulance ride; which unfortunately is the only safe way to transport Verity when she has a fever.
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