Timing is Everything
My name is Kristi Snyder and I am a cancer survivor. In 2008, I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis – a chronic leukemia that leads to anemia and extreme weakness. That same year I married my soul mate, Doug Snyder. Doug had been living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for the last 10 years.
My disease progressed, and after four years, the doctors decided I needed a bone marrow transplant to save my life. It was scheduled to be done in Seattle. Before we left, Doug had his own checkup. We found out his results were not good and would require follow up exams.
In the midst of prepping for my bone marrow transplant, we learned Doug had developed myelodisplastic syndrome and would also require a bone marrow transplant. Our treatments required a long stay in Seattle. It was then that we found and were able to get help from Team Up Montana.
This chapter of my life is bittersweet as I continue to recover from my successful transplant. Unfortunately, Doug lost his fight with cancer last January. Financial help from Team Up Montana allowed me and Doug to concentrate on getting well, spending our last days together without worrying about living expenses. Our time together was a blessing. I hope sharing my story will bring greater awareness about the devastating impact cancer has on patients and their families, especially in Montana. The help Doug and I received made all the difference in the world.
Team Up Montana helps Montanans who are battling cancer while coping with mounting medical bills and living expenses. Because of the incredible generosity of people like you, this source of support greatly eases these burdens. Your generous gift makes a difference and is urgently needed!
Please join the team and support Team Up Montana by making a donation today. Fighting cancer can be overwhelming in the best of circumstances.
P.S. Put your “Pink” on, join me and other cancer survivors at the Griz Team Up Montana Game on October 19th at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, and show your support to those fighting cancer. Find more information at www.teamupmontana.com