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Reaching out

A diagnosis of cancer is frightening; being told seven years later that your only hope is a bone marrow transplant, is devastating, especially when the odds are 50/50. My life has become a coin toss!

Stanford immediately started me on a regimen of “salvage chemo,” intended to rid my body of as much disease as possible, until the transplant. I opted to switch to UC Davis because they were closer to home, the expense of driving to Palo Alto was more than I could afford.

My dear high school friends in San Francisco began an online fundraiser, which has shown incredible generosity; however, I am a single parent of a 13-year-old boy and have been on disability. Struggling with transportation costs, being told I needed new rugs because they were a “contaminant” after 14 years, the need for a specialized 24/7 caregiver, for possibly three or more months, that insurance only pays a small portion of, special cleaning, help with pets, is causing much unnecessary stress.



I need all the help I can get so I am reaching out to the community of Grass Valley, please help if you can: gofundme.com/10ug44.

Jeanie Withers-Berg




Grass Valley


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