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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/11

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Six Paige has had Aplastic Anemia for over 10 years and it has progressed to an agressive state. Aplastic anemia is a disease of the bone marrow. It happens when the bone marrow stops making enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body. Any blood cells the marrow does make are normal, but there are not enough of them. Six will have to have a Bone Marrow Transplant this summer. To prepare for the transplant, she will first be given chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. This treatment kills the unhealthy stem cells and the cells that make up her immune system. This keeps her immune system from rejecting the new healthy stem cells she will receive. The new cells will be injected into her veins and travel into her bone marrow and begin to grow and make the healthy blood cells your body needs. This process is called engraftment and may take two to three or even four weeks. Until the donor cells have engrafted, she will stay in the hospital so doctors can keep an eye on her progress. At this point there are many unknowns that have to be factored in the body could reject the new cells or the new cells could attack the body. We are trying to be prepared for whatever challenges we might face. Six is a is sweet, kind and caring girl and thinks of helping someone else before helping herself. This is our chance to help her. She has always wanted to live a normal life we are hoping we can give her that chance. Six is about to have to go to hospital for 100 days to prepare for transplant. I have insurance , but the co-pay leaves us with $8000 deductible for this procedure to cover before it kicks in. We are asking for help to pay uncovered medical bills, medicines and treatments. The recovery process is going to be about 2 years and she is going to need 24 hr around the clock care. Donate 2 dollars and help spread the word, please every two dollars will help more than you could imagine.
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