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Family, friends, & people who care are uniting to help Dinora as she fights Hodgkin's Lymphoma!

 You are reading this because we believe you can make a difference.

Dinora has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and blood clots on each side of her neck. Before the cancer struck on January 29, 2012, Dinora worked for Los Angeles Unified School District in Special Education, for 14 years, educating children with autism. As a secondary job, Dinora home tutored children from Kindergarten to 6th grade. She is a graduate of California State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and volunteered, from time to time, at Valley Trauma Center, providing counseling to women who are victims of sexual and interpersonal violence. Now, due to the Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Dinora can no longer do any of those things.

 Dinora is scheduled for a blood transfusion, bone marrow transplant, and is currently undergoing strong chemotherapy. Walking has become a challenge, and throughout the day she experiences nausea and vomiting, and has problems breathing and swallowing due to the severe facial and neck swelling from the blood clots, and fluid buildup from the Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. You can see the swelling in the picture to your left. That is what Dinora looks like today. My heart breaks as I write this…

 For the bone marrow transplant, Dinora will be in the hospital for 4 to 6 weeks and have to attend a myriad of appointments subsequent to the transplant. Dinora's insurance does not cover 100% of the medical expenses at City of Hope hospital. To worsen the situation, the Dr. stated it will take a full 6 months to recover. This means Dinora will ultimately lose her medical benefits, soon, because she will be out of work for too long, eventually being 100% responsible for all medical expenses. In respects to her position with L.A.U.S.D, she will also be separated from the school district. However, the separation from the school district and the loss of medical benefits can be prevented if she receives enough catastrophic illness donations, which will cover her throughout the time she will be off. NOTE: These donations can come from her peers at L.A.U.S.D.  

Dinora and her husband are reaching out to family, friends, and people who care to help prepare them for when their medical benefits are terminated, and when they will have to pay for all medical expenses out-of-pocket.

Any donations are considered a blessing. Thank you.



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