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This fundraiser ended on 09/15/12

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The Family and Friends of Bobby Windham are uniting together to raise money to help pay for his treatments and bone marrow transplant.

On August 7th, I went to the doctor for what I thought was for a sinus infection. Blood work showed abnormal counts which prompted the Doctor to refer me to the Hematologist/Oncologist. On August 16th, after the results came back from my Bone Marrow biopsy and blood work the diagnosis showed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Immediately, I was transferred to UMMC in Jackson, because the leukemia I have is very progressive, aggressive and was already severe. UMMC is the only hospital in the State of Mississippi that treats my disease and I was instructed to leave immediately in order to start chemotherapy.
It was thought in the beginning that the hospital was In-Network but after being at UMMC for more than a month my insurance showed that the hospital was Out-of-Network. The closest In-Network hospital is located in Nashville, TN which is 6 hours 30 minutes (422.51 miles) away and UMMC is estimated to be 1 hour 51 minutes (97.65 miles) away from Petal, MS. It has become a battling issue with my insurance company to make an exception for this hospital to be considered In-Network. As of now my out-of-pocket expenses have become enormous and my treatment has just begun.
Please donate to help me reach my goal in order to receive a bone marrow transplant.
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