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Bringing Life to Dry Bones - Zee's Bone Marrow Transplant

Organized by: Lauren Griffith

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Zee Is In the Apartment - T+18
November 15, 2016

Wonderful news - Zee has been discharged as her ANC numbers have reached 2,052!!  They are steadily increasing.  She still will have to visit See More

THE STORY:

This is a fundraiser to help with medical costs (and any other costs needed for their family during her treatment time, eg travel) for my amazing friend, Zandree (Zee) Stidham. She is a beautiful 35 year old woman, mother of 4 children, wife of a fantastic man, Tony and friend to everyone she meets. I had the blessing of meeting this incredible lady 2 years ago and I can honestly say (with no exaggeration!), my life would not be the same if I hadn't. And if you have met her, I know you will absolutely agree. I have met very few people who are as generous, selfless, compassionate, wholeheartedly loving and committed to Jesus, friends and family the way she is. And all whilst battling cancer. After a 6 year battle with Essential Thrombocythemia (a blood disorder in the same family as Leukemia and Lymphoma) she was finally diagnosed in December 2015 with grade 3 reticulin Myelofibrosis - a form of bone marrow cancer. I had *no* idea just how bad it was - because this lady puts everyone else above herself. Not once have I ever heard her complain and it wasn't until recently that I began to understand what she and her family have gone through. It makes who she is and how much she gives of herself just that much more beautiful. I've watched her and Tony go through the ups and downs of managing this, planning for it, agonizing over the hundreds of decisions they've had to make and how it will affect their family - I've cried with them, laughed with them, prayed with them and through it all, their love for each other and for God has not once been overcome. It's very hard to put into words just what it's done for me and for the many people they've come into contact with through it all. And because they are so amazing, because they whole heartedly have faith that God is in control (which He is of course!!), they have never once brought up money and the tremendous need for it. I have felt a nudging for some time to ask and finally did in recent weeks. The entire process for this transplant is going to take 4-5 months if it goes as planned. This includes a few weeks in the hospital and the rest of the time in a medically approved apartment that has to be kept sterile. Thankfully and just recently, they were informed that a hospital grant will cover the cost of the apartment.  But there are still co-pays, co-insurance and drugs pre/post op that are not at all cheap. When I heard this, my heart was so touched and I decided to set up this account (after asking them of course). Whatever you can contribute would be so immensely appreciated. I absolutely guarantee that you will not only be touching their lives, but the lives of everyone they meet. That is just who they are. Apart from a small card processing fee (3%), every penny you give will go directly to Tony and Zee and their family. If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to contact me direct either by phone (505)-709-8483 or email - gnlgriffith@gmail.com. Thank you for taking the time to read. Much love and God bless, Lauren Griffith

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To This Fundraiser

$11,795

 

6% Raised of $200,000 Goal

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Lauren Griffith

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Donor Comments

Kris & Don Hyatt

Kris & Don Hyatt

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Praying for you all! 4 weeks ago

Garimellas

Garimellas

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Cristina Rinaudo

Cristina Rinaudo

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Kenneth & Elise Lee

Kenneth & Elise Lee

DONATION: $50

All because of what Kaylen is doing 1 month ago

Laura Loy

Laura Loy

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Susie Schillaci, Jeff Johnson, Heidi Johnson and Nora Johnson

Susie Schillaci, Jeff Johnson, Heidi Johnson and Nora Johnson

DONATION: $250

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Kathryn Vigil

Kathryn Vigil

DONATION: $40

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Christine Wilson

Christine Wilson

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