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I Need Your Help!

My name is Shawn Wesley and in July 2017, after going to the ER with flu like symptoms, weakness and trouble breathing, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  What a shock! For years I have been very health conscious-watching everything I eat (no pork or GMOs here), taking natural supplements & working out or cycling 4-6 days a week. Since my diagnosis I’ve learned to live with a whole new health regimen – having blood & platelet transfusions, monitoring white cell counts, learning about genetic testing markers, being neutropenic and much more. Despite the challenge, I’ve successfully made it through five rounds of very aggressive chemotherapy & spent about two months total in the hospital. I give praise and thanks to the Creator for grace, mercy & positivity, great medical personnel (shout out to Dr. K), and the love & support of family, friends & coworkers.

Updates (2)

April 9, 2018

It’s been a minute since I’ve written on my progress, so here’s a brief update:
My pre-testing preparations continue at VCU. It seems that each time I complete a test, scan or assessment, a new one is added to my list! By the time I get to the transplant, every body part will have been checked out! I suppose that’s reassuring -at least I’ll know there’s nothing blocking my “second life” start after the transplant occurs!
I am grateful for your donations that are helping me reach my $10,000 goal. Your continued prayers, healing thoughts & positive vibes are always solicited & are greatly appreciated!! I know these are a continual blessing for me!

March 14, 2018

Thank you for supporting my campaign to raise funds through Help Hope Live for the uninsured medical expenses associated with my planned stem cell transplant. Medical insurance pays for the transplant & associated treatments. Your donation will go to the regional fund that assists with lodging, travel, food and caregiver costs for 3-6 months after the transplant. This is when I’ll relocate to the Richmond area -must be within 30 minutes of the hospital/center-& go daily for required treatments. During this time I’ll also be receiving 24/7 caregiving support.

I truly appreciate your healing thoughts, prayers and well wishes! “Thank you” does not convey the depth of gratitude for all you have done & continue to do! Be blessed!

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March 14, 2018

Thinking of you and sending you my love and prayers!!

Donna Hudson Coakley

February 8, 2018

Continue to be positive, stay strong & put on your BIG DANCE shoes!!

Big Sis Cheryl