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May 25, 2017 Latest post:
Oct 11, 2017
Debbie wanted to share with her Family and Friends, and to explain and keep everyone updated and informed on what she will be doing in the next couple of weeks.
About 22 years ago Debbie was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. This is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease, that cause weakness in the skeletal muscles. After years of different treatments, too numerous to write, she is now in remission.
As the story goes, good news comes with bad and after struggling with low platelets in her blood , many treatments and blood transfusions, Debbie's doctors have diagnosed her with a new disease MDS,or Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
This is a condition that occurs when the blood forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged. This damage leads to low numbers of one or more type of blood cells, MDS is considered a type of cancer. After consulting with her doctors and getting a second opinion , Debbie and Keith's decision for the best treatment for Debbie was a Bone Marrow Transplant,(stem cell transplant). Debbie's Family was tested for a match, and the best matches came from two strangers who through their generous donation, they are so thankful and grateful for their gift . Not wanting to be defined by her illness, Debbie is so much more. Debbie is a Mother , Wife, Daughter , Sister, and Friend and has so much more , Life and Love to give. Debbie will fight and beat this and kick cancer ...with Family and Friends and most of all, the Love and Faith of God and his guidance , Debbie will beat this. Please pray for Debbie and her Family and the many others who are going through their difficult journeys.
With God, her Faith ,the Power of Pray , family and her friend's we will all pray and support Debbie in this long journey......
Debbie is asking that her condition not be shared on social media , but to correspond through this site , and we will keep everyone updated....