A Season For Giving – Part 2 – The Gift of Hope
This Holiday season we are sharing four inspiring stories from our patients and friends. We hope that these stories move you and incite you to make a donation.
All throughout the year, the Icla da Silva Foundation strives to give more patients and their families the Gift of Hope.
During the Holiday Season, the Season for Giving, we ask for your help. The funds that are donated go towards adding more potential life savers to the Be The Match bone marrow registry.
Too many patients are searching for a matching stem cell or bone marrow donor without success.
Veronica Depauli is one of those patients. Veronica is searching for her match.
She has a very rare disease called ADO II. It is a genetic disorder which causes increased bone density and abnormal bone growth. Without a matching donor, her condition can lead to facial paralysis, blindness and death. Veronica’s family has been searching for a bone marrow match for over two years, and we have been supporting them in their search.
Although her condition gets more complex with each day, Veronica continues to smile. Despite the many doctor visits, the tests, the pain…she smiles.
We are asking for your help. There is currently no match for Veronica on the registry.
Through financial support from people like you, we are able to host more drives and give more HOPE to the many patients in need of a match.
We want to save more lives. Over the past 7 years, we have helped more than 500 patients find their match. Your donation will help us add more potential life-savers to the registry. We are hopeful that one of them will be a match for Veronica.
Please consider a donation and help us continue to give the Gift of Hope.
If you missed part 1 of our 4 part series, you can read it here.
Icla da Silva is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible.