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9/27/2017 Latest post:
My mom, Samantha, and I, Eliza, made this Caring Bride site to keep our friends and family updated as she goes through treatment for T-Cell PLL Leukemia. My mom was diagnosed in January of this year with leukemia after being sick for several months. The doctors weren't exactly sure what was wrong and said she had pneumonia. However, after being sent to Yale Hospital in New Haven, their cancer team gave her the diagnosis of T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia, a rare type of blood cancer. Immediately after her diagnosis, she began aggressive chemotherapy, both in-patient and out-patient. She had been receiving chemotherapy for the past 9 months to lead up to a stem cell transplant, where stem cells would be collected from a donor and infused into her body. The first 100 days after the transplant are the most important. We greatly appreciate all of our friends and family's concern and will keep you updated on this site. We've started a GoFundMe to help combat the financial burden of cancer, which can be found at this link: //www.gofundme.com/4hwsrjs My mom is at the Smilow Cancer Hospital of Yale in New Haven, Connecticut.