In November 2008, Margaret (Margy) Davis was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), an aggressive bone marrow cancer. Margy received a life enhancing bone marrow transplant in July 2011 from a very kind donor for whom we are all grateful!
In November 2012, after over a year in remission, Margy was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She is currently undergoing treatment. In the time since Margy was diagnosed, she has seen three grandchildren born and she has spent much precious time with her family. We are grateful for all the ways family, friends, and friends of friends have reached out. Thanks everyone. Margy is still fighting fiercely to put this behind her.
Because of the extraordinary expense of transplantation, funding this life-saving operation is a monumental task. Even with medical insurance, there are significant non-reimbursable costs such as health care deductibles, co-payments, immunosuppressant medications and relocation expenses. These costs present a challenge that Margy cannot meet alone. This is where your help is needed.
To help offset Margy's uninsured costs, her family has started a fundraising campaign through the National Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF). NTAF is a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for over twenty years. All contributions are administered by NTAF exclusively for uninsured transplant-related expenses. 96 cents of every dollar donated by check goes directly to Margy's medical expenses and credit card donations are 93 cents of each dollar. All donations are tax-deductible. As a wonderful show of support, Margy's son-in-law skiied across Michigan in the winter of 2009. You are invited to make a pledge and read more about his efforts on the Fundraiser page.