How you can help

Geraldine and Vivi

Geraldine and Vivi

“If I can do anything…”

Since being diagnosed, Geraldine has heard these words a lot. As her friends we’re here to tell you that there is something you can do: donate.

If you’re not up to speed with what has been happening with Geraldine, you can find most of it by reading this recap from her father and other posts on this site. To sum it up, she has been fighting a very aggressive form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (a blood cancer) for over a year now, and it is far from over. Ahead of her lies a transplant – either autologous stem cell (from her own cells) or allogenic bone marrow (from a donor) – more chemotherapy, and a period of constant medical care to keep her weakened immune system to from being compromised.  This period alone could last up to another year – another year without the ability to earn a steady paycheck.

To obtain the best care in the United States can cost thousands–or even millions–of dollars. In addition, many Americans lose their jobs due to the extended leave required for their recuperation. Other times, insurance companies may arbitrarily refuse treatments they deem “experimental” merely because they are costly, or will not benefit the care provider. For our friend, job loss and financial strain are already the realities of battling cancer. Your donations help to offset Geraldine’s current care and upcoming transplant, two things whose price tags have quickly slipped beyond the average person’s ability to finance.

As for the amount of your donation, it doesn’t matter; this is truly a situation where every little bit helps–ten dollars or ten-thousand dollars. If you’re uncomfortable about leaving your name, donate anonymously. Donations are quick and secure, and the proceeds directly benefit our friend and her family in this trying time.

So, by all means, keep her in your thoughts and prayers, but don’t forget that there is something you can do.

Please make a donation today.

Thank you!

2 Responses to “How you can help”

  1. 1 Amy Cohen September 15, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Hi Gspot,

    It’s me. I just wanted to let you know how much I love you and what I wonderful friend you’ve been to me. You have helped me through my darkest hours and for that I am eternally grateful. In return, I have made you laugh so hard that you have literally peed your pants. Never forget to beware of the spying rabbits. Ha ha!

    I’ll be by your side and I’m with you always. I’m a phone call away and if you need me, I’ll come running, because you are my girl, my female soul mate.

    Love always,

  2. 2 Darbs September 17, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    You’re still beautiful as ever! I miss sitting in the office and having our chats about life, work and boys 🙂 And ganging up on M&M…LOL I admire your strength through all this and the way you continue to keep a smile on your face. You are in my prayers everyday.

    With love,

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