Haley is currently in ICU on life support to help her breathe
I have written several posts about Haley. Haley is a 16 year old girl who is suffering from a rare bone marrow disease called Myelodsplasia (MDS). We were looking for a bone marrow match and many of you were tested and donated money to help the family and thank you very much for that... A match was found in Germany - another young girl willing to go through the painful extraction of her bone marrow for a complete stranger in the United States... The bone marrow that Haley needed could only be obtained by an actual bone marrow extraction and not a simple blood with marrow donation.
A couple of weeks ago Haley was admitted into the hospital to start the process of getting her body ready for the transplant... Haley has had several setbacks - you see - this awful disease opens the body up for many opportunistic infections and Haley has definitely had her share... She has been on an unending roller coaster - more downs than ups.... On top of getting her body ready - she has been fighting complications - infections - bone density (loss of bone due to drugs needed to keep her lungs functioning) - side effects of the medications - and MDS related problems...
She underwent chemotherapy a little over a week ago and the bone marrow transplant was started last Thursday... Haley started complaining of severe chest pains a few days ago - the x-ray showed an abscess and a biopsy was performed on her lungs.. The biopsy came back yesterday showing a serious fungus infection in her lungs. I googled fungus lung infections with MDS and bone marrow transplant patients and this type of infection is very serious...
Last night Haley's parents reached out to their family and friends asking for type O positive donors to help Haley - As of late last night Haley was put into ICU on life support to help her breathe..
Haley will be in the hospital for a long time - She would love to hear from you - if you would like to send her a letter - please send your emails to KMLDRL@AOL.COM (ref: to Haley) or if you want to send a card - you can mail them to:
For Haley - 9808 Mistletoe Ave - Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Please pray for her lungs to get rid of this fungus infection
Please pray that all the infections are out of her body
Please pray that the donor blood marrow - thrives in Haley's body and cures her MDS.
Please pray for Haley's family to continue to be strong.
Below are a couple of the previous posts if you had not read them.
Help Save A Child
Be A Donor