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Rebecca Needs Your Support!

Our daughter, Rebecca (Becky) O’Doherty’s fight for her health has reached a critical point. After 10 years of treatment and testing she will undergo the second part of a transplant to repair her immune system, whose dysfunction has caused significant neurological, metabolic, gastrointestinal damage. After graduating from UNC and the Robertson Scholars Program in 2005, Becky committed her full passion and energy to working with young people at Appalshop in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Just as Becky was making significant progress on issues of poverty and educational attainment, she was forced to leave the work and young people that she loves to undergo full-time medical treatment .

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September 25, 2018

Dear Friends and Family, 

Thank You! 
The Strides for Recovery Walk went beautifully earlier this summer in New York and in Virginia! Check out these photos of our caring and wonderful walkers!   We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to join us and everyone who supported us virtually with your donations and good wishes!

Rebecca’s last stem cell transplant was 6 months ago and her improvement since then has been remarkable.  With the help of physical and occupational therapy she is regaining physical and cognitive function.  She will return to the hospital tomorrow for her second transplant so this progress can continue.  The most exciting news is that the two main biological markers in Rebecca’s labs indicating brain inflammation are normal for the first time in ten years!

We wanted to let everyone know that every donation (no matter the size) will be important and make a difference in Rebecca receiving critical medical care that is not covered by insurance. Our goal is for 100 individual donors to join us by the end of September in support of our Strides to Recovery Walk, and we’re over halfway to meeting our goal!  Please join us in making this happen and sending Rebecca off with well wishes for her next transplant!

With love,
Gail and Amelia

July 17, 2018

The Strides for Recovery Walk went beautifully last Monday evening in New York and earlier in the month in Virginia! Check out the photos of our caring and wonderful walkers!   We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to join us and everyone who supported us virtually with your donations and good wishes!

We wanted to let everyone know that every donation (no matter the size) will be important and make a difference in Rebecca receiving critical medical care that is not covered by insurance. If you can, please join us in donating to make her next phase of medical treatment possible.

Thank you so much for all your love and support!

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October 3, 2018

Jim and I are so happy to hear the treatment is working. We remain hopeful that you will continue to get better.

Peggy Mathews

July 26, 2018

Go Team Bex!!

Joel Beverly

July 17, 2018

So inspired by you and hopeful for you, Becky! Love to you and your family. ~Colleen & family

Colleen

July 12, 2018

Love you Rebecca! So, so happy that finally treatment is working, and hopeful others will benefit from your pioneering efforts. --Mimi

Mimi Pickering