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This fundraiser ended on 02/21/13

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The Villa La Paws family and friends are uniting to help Theresa to raise money with her battle against AML Leukemia.

Theresa McQuown, our Director of H/R and Finance, was recently diagnosed with AML Leukemia. Theresa has been the driving force for Villa La Paws fundraising activities and events in support of the Arizona Animal Rescue Community. She has also done so much for the employees of Villa La Paws with her support, compassion and exemplary service she performs on thier behalf.

Theresa was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in early August of 2012. She entered the hospital in mid August for 30 + days of intensive Chemo Therapy.

Her doctors have told her she needs to continue her Chemo Treatments and also have a bone marrow/stem cell transplant performed.

She has just concluded her first round of outpatient chemo treatments on October 13th, 2012 and will continue these until a suitable donor can be found for the transplant.

Her financial challenges are mounting daily that involve expenses not covered by her medical insurance.

Her medical insurance requires an annual deductible of $5,000. She has already incurred this deductible for 2012 and will also incur this amount in January, 2013 as her treatment continues.

Her medical insurance has one in-network provider that can perform the bone marrow/stem cell procedure and they are the University of Arizona Cancer Center located in Tucson Arizona.

Theresa lives in Phoenix which is 100 miles from Tucson.

The Transplant Team requires that she be an inpatient at the University of Arizona Cancer Center for up to six weeks post transplant and this would be covered by her insurance. The uncovered associated costs with this procedure will be her challenges.

She will be required to pay for the donors hospital stay for all costs exceeding the $5000 insurance limit. This has been estimated to be between $10,000 - $15,000.

She will be required to take up residence in Tucson for up to three (3) months after she is released from the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She will need to travel to the Cancer Center for full day treatments 3-4 days a week. None of these costs are covered by insurance. We have estimated that this required cost will be $4,500.

She will also require a 24/7 live in care-giver while completing her treatment in Tucson. This expense also is not covered by insurance. This required cost could be as high as $40,000. The Villa La Paws family and friends are signing up to be weekend care-givers to reduce this expense.

Her Villa La Paws family, all of our and her friends, want her to focus on her long journey for recovery and let us take on solving the financial burden for her.

Her anticipated out-of-pocket expense is estimated to be $54,500.

She had always been there for the unwanted dogs and cats cared for by the animal rescue groups and for the employees and customers of Villa La Paws.

It's now our time for us to be there for her!
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