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Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place


Macon, GA

Pamela’s life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer.

This devastating disease turns healthy cells into abnormal cells. The abnormal plasma cells crowd out healthy blood cells and produce ineffective antibodies. This begins a cascade of medical issues that disrupt the body’s ability to fight infection and can damage bones and kidneys.

Medical complications postponed her bone marrow transplant for a year.

That delay plunged Pamela into a crushing financial burden. Unable to work since diagnosis, she was already behind on bills, she could barely afford basic necessities.

Now Pamela was facing eviction from her home. The bone marrow transplant would be postponed further if she did not have a safe place to recover. She was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Thanks to support from our donors, the Icla da Silva Foundation provided a lifeline. We helped keep a roof over her head during a time when she needed stability the most. Our team also provided much-needed emotional support. Many patients need someone with an understanding heart, someone who will listen.

Pamela shared her experience – “Some days I was not feeling my best mentally and I would call the Foundation to get information and talk. They were always so compassionate and warm. It always made me feel better.”

The journey to receiving a bone marrow transplant is intense, both physically and emotionally. The Icla da Silva Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers to treatment and offer patients like Pamela the hope and strength they need to succeed.

With your support, the Foundation can help another patient fight their battle against a life-threatening disease.

Please donate today and be a part of their journey.


Written by: Bret Itskowitch

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