I joined Team Be The Match to raise money because I’m passionate about saving lives! In summer of 2017 I was diagnosed with a severe form of bone marrow failure called Aplastic Anemia. Within a few short months my entire life took a turn. Aplastic Anemia is a deadly disorder that affects all of the major blood cell groups - red cells, white cells, and platelets. Without treatment, Aplastic Anemia is quickly fatal, but due to ongoing research as well as bone marrow transplants, it has become a manageable and possibly curable illness.
Unfortunately, I have no full siblings and do not have a match in the registry. For the past few years I have worked with Be The Match to not only help sign up hundreds of people for the registry, but to help raise awareness for Aplastic Anemia & other blood cancers/disorders. I hope to one day find a match, but in the mean time, will do everything I can to raise awareness for the registry. So many others are out there without a life saving match, and that match can be YOU! In addition to joining the registry, please consider a monetary donation as well.
Your gift can add new potential bone marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs, and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift delivers cures to patients desperate for a second chance at life. Every dollar counts. Together, we can make a difference!