Many of us live interesting yet rather blueprinted lifestyles. We eat breakfast; we go to school or to work and try to have productive days. We spend time with our families and occasionally go out with friends on weekends, and that is the lifestyle most tend to be contempt with. Nancy Parmar led a lifestyle similar to the latter description. She is a beautiful and brilliant girl studying Biology in Brooklyn College, and comes home to a large family in a tight knit Staten Island community. On weekends Nancy spends time with her four girls that she has an inseparable bond with, she is always in high spirits and you’ll probably never see her without a big smile on her face that extends from ear to ear. One sunny afternoon Nancy came home and began to feel weak and faint. It was an odd feeling since she felt great that whole week. She showed symptoms of what everyone around her thought was just a common cold. She developed a fever that persisted for several days, and decided that it was time to see a doctor.
After a routine check-up and blood analysis, she came home feeling slightly better. Nothing could have prepared Nancy for the news she received the next morning. It started with a phone call from her doctor who encouraged an emergency admittance to a hospital; her white blood cell count was abnormally high and she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Nancy was admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City on August 31st, 2013 after already having two prior stays in different hospitals. And since that day she is not allowed to leave the premises of her isolated room on the pediatric oncology floor. Currently, Nancy is on trial medication while doctors, organizations, friends and family search for a bone marrow match for her. As soon as Nancy has a match, she will need a bone marrow transplant procedure that is both costly and vital. We are here to save Nancy’s life. With your help and support, our team is determined to find her a bone marrow match and raise the significant funds required to cover the procedure. Saving Nancy is a project by the Checkmate, Cancer! Campaign that is committed to hosting bone marrow drives in designated locations in order to expedite the process of finding a match. Parallel to this, we will be planning fundraising events, raffles, and bake sales to help raise money for the medical costs revolving around the bone marrow transplant. We are a dedicated team that will provide you with all the information you need about the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor.