Transplant Type: Stem Cell
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Morganna Garber is fighting for her life. On March 30, 2021, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She spent almost a month in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy to try to get her illness into remission and has since been re-admitted for another round of chemotherapy to continue managing her disease. Doctors now say a stem cell transplant is critical to her survival.
During this difficult time, Morganna is grateful for the love and support of her family and friends. Morganna is used to making sure her family members are taken care of, but now, she is learning to allow them to take care of her. Morganna looks forward to recovering fully from her transplant so that she can spend time in the woods again, swimming and fishing with her nieces and nephews. She is ready to get the rest of her life back, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Morganna’s new life comes at a very high price.
The average allogenic stem cell transplant costs more than $1 million. And that is only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, Morganna still faces significant expenses related to the procedure.
Morganna must travel more than 130 miles to reach her transplant center for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When she receives her transplant, Morganna and her caregiver will need to stay near the hospital for a minimum of three months, during recovery, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food, and lodging, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Morganna.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the National Foundation for Transplants, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Morganna Garber” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: University of Virginia Medical Center