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Jan 25, 2012

This petition is to support Michaelina Bellamy in her serious health procedures. She has need of funds to help her financial situation. She is a believer in Jesus and it's this belief that has given the strength to fight her disease. She is a Veteran of the USAF. 

The roots are short and black; Bellamy has long worn her hair long and blond. Chemotherapy treatment to help thwart the progression of bone cancer -- specifically, acute myeloid leukemia -- has stripped Bellamy of almost all of her hair. She has shrunk, physically, nearly 50 pounds down to about an even 100. She is weakened, physically, and is winded after walking even a short flight of stairs.

Bellamy has spent about 200 days hospitalized, most of them at the San Martin Campus of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. She is due for a bone marrow transplant at the VA hospital in Seattle and hopes her brother, Reno, will be a suitable match.

Meanwhile, Bellamy has amassed nearly $500,000 in medical bills and has no medical insurance. Her Neupogen shots, which bolster all cells in bone marrow (healthy and otherwise), are $500 apiece. Bellamy has received 40 of those shots.

“Neupogen shots can kill you,” Bellamy says, flatly. “But they can also keep you alive. And now they want to stop them.”

Because she is unable to pay for those shots.

But Bellamy has her will and her faith. She also has her voice, which over the years has furnished a successful career in entertainment onstage in Vegas and across the country. Bellamy can still sing like an angel but today is unable to sustain that harmonic voice for very long. Two minutes, and she’s tapped out.

Please submit any donations to Michaelina Bellamy @ PayPal where she has an account. Thank for your support

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Posted: Jan 25, 2012 9:09am

 

 
 
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