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On June 8, 2017, Debbie was diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Disorder Syndrome). This is a bone marrow disorder in which the bone marrow does not produce healthy blood cells. Debbie was told her only option was to have a bone marrow transplant. On June 14, 2017, Debbie went to UW Health in Madison and met with a specialist and they did determine that she would be able to have a transplant once a donor was found. Debbie's children, Cory and Kaylene, along with her brothers Ronnie and Bobby were all tested. It was determined that Cory, Kaylene and Ronnie were all matches and unfortunately, Bobby was not. The doctor said that Cory would be the best match. The bone marrow transplant was done on August 15th, 2017.
Since this all began, Debbie has not been able to work and will not be able to work for quite a long period of time. She has been taking Chemo, preparing for the transplant. After the transplant, she is going to have more Chemo and a very long recovery. They expect her to be in the hospital a minimum of a month.
This ordeal has been very financially draining on the family. They have lost most of Debbie's income and Brian has had to miss a lot of work and will have to miss more through this whole procedure. They are going to be having a lot of large doctor bills to pay, along with their regular bills.