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One-to-One Funds

One-to-One Funds assists patients and their families with fundraising efforts by creating a personal fund at the Foundation. It is a simple and effective way for a patient's family, friends, and community to raise money on a patient's behalf.

Using this website (or by sending a check to the Foundation), a patient’s supporters can raise money for a fund that directly benefits that patient to help with transplant expenses.

All donations are tax-deductible. The Bone Marrow Foundation administers these funds directly to the patient. Each donor receives an acknowledgment letter and the patient receives a listing of all donations made to their One-to-One Fund.

Jennifer Price Pollard

Support Jennifer's One-to-One Fund

Thank you for helping me get through this difficult journey.

$85,729 of $120,000 Goal

For the last 35 years, Jennifer Price Pollard has been beset by extraordinary, relentless, and overwhelming medical challenges. When she was nine years old, she became ill and began suffering from frequent life-threatening blood infections. Something as simple as a small scratch or a bee sting would turn into a full-blown blood infection that would require lengthy hospitalizations with IV antibiotic therapy.

Despite these challenges, Jennifer has always tried to share an active and adventurous life with Ray, her partner of 23 years, their two daughters, and her friends and family. Sadly, her medical condition has now become extremely disruptive to her daily life, and it is necessary that she pursue a cure for her infections. Jennifer is doing her best to remain positive, but she barely has time or energy to spend with her loved ones, and her favorite activities, like running, swimming, and playing the French horn, are now things of the past.

In March 2011, Jennifer suffered an infection so severe that she was hospitalized for five weeks. During this hospitalization, doctors discovered that her bone marrow was not producing functioning white blood cells for unknown reasons. Up until recently, Jennifer’s medical condition defied diagnosis, but this particular infection prompted a series of events that led her to doctors that would finally find out the cause of her lifelong medical challenges.

After all the years of hospitalizations and care from experts throughout the country, Jennifer was led to the doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Following several trips to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and countless tests, she was diagnosed with an extremely rare immunodeficiency disease called MonoMAC with peripheral lymphedema caused by a genetic disorder in the GATA2 gene. Reports show that there are currently only around 30 patients in the world with this diagnosis.

Jennifer was told that the average life expectancy for this disease is 34 years, which she has now surpassed by ten. She is currently enduring daily IV antibiotic therapy and many other treatments, but her body is weak and her bone marrow is failing. Jennifer was told that her only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. Without it, she will continue to suffer life threatening infections and the disease could transform into acute leukemia.

Unfortunately, MonoMAC with peripheral lymphedema is so rare and newly discovered that Jennifer is facing insurmountable obstacles to receiving this treatment. There is no FDA approved treatment available or established diagnosis code for insurance billing. All treatment is considered experimental, including a bone marrow transplant. This means every bill is being denied and the insurance company will not pay for treatment. There also are no clinical trials available to Jennifer.

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Kathleen McCloud 23/Dec/15
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Elizabeth Wiseman 10/Dec/15
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Kathleen McCloud 27/Aug/15
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Elizabeth Wiseman 14/Aug/15
Donated $400.00
Kathleen McCloud 26/Jun/15
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Gifts Jennifer 24/Apr/15
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Gifts in support of Jennifer 16/Apr/15
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