Transplant Type: Bone Marrow
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Drew Fort is fighting for his life. Nineteen years ago, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent extensive chemotherapy treatments. While these treatments allowed him to go into remission, doctors believe they may have led to him developing myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Drew was diagnosed with MDS in June 2020. Doctors now say an allogenic bone marrow transplant is critical for his survival.
During this difficult time, Drew is grateful for the love and support of the love of his life, Rachel, their family and friends. Before his heath began to decline, Drew enjoyed gardening, cooking, doing yoga, riding his bike, and being healthy, but these days, his activities are quite limited. He looks forward to recovering fully from his transplant and spending more time with his family and friends. He’s ready to feel like himself again and be able to resume a more active life. But right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Drew’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average allogenic stem cell transplant costs more than $1 million, and that’s only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, Drew still faces significant expenses related to the procedure.
Drew lives more than 690 miles from the transplant center, and he incurs substantial expenses each time he visits for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When he receives his transplant, Drew and his caregiver will need to stay near the hospital, during recovery, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Bob.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Oklahoma Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Drew Fort” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center