April 12, 2023 | Lead News, Patient Stories, Survivor Stories
Assisting a College Advisor During His Leukemia Treatment
REMOVING BARRIERS – MATTHEW’S STORY
Matthew is a devoted college advisor in a small town in Texas.
Last January, he was forced to put his passion for education aside when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia.
Over the past year, Matthew has endured many rounds of chemotherapy, multiple biopsies, and CAR-T cell therapy. He and his wife Krystal were forced to relocate so he could be closer to the transplant center to prepare for his bone marrow transplant. They left behind their home and the students Matthew had devoted his career to guiding.
Fortunately, Matthew had his wife Krystal by his side as his full-time caregiver.
This January, he finally received his bone marrow transplant.
Matthew tells us he will be “forever grateful” for the Icla Cares program. The Icla da Silva Foundation provided Matthew with financial assistance for lodging, gas, and groceries while he was in treatment.
Thanks to our donors for making financial support possible.
In addition to helping him overcome financial hardships related to his bone marrow transplant, Matthew says we made him feel like he was never alone.
You Can Help a Patient in Need
Today, Matthew is in remission, and the couple can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
But they know there are others out there fighting the same battle. Many do not have the support they require.
That’s why the Icla da Silva Foundation is asking for your help.
Too many patients are delaying treatment because of related expenses. While preparing for a bone marrow transplant, the cost of housing, transportation, and meals are not covered by insurance.
Your donation can make a difference.
Your gift will ensure relief for a patient like Matthew on his journey to a cure.
Written by: Bret Itskowitch