Help Patients Like Victoria

Posted April 14th, 2015 by Be The Match and filed in News
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Victoria struggled for her life from the moment of birth. Born incredibly bruised and jaundiced, tests showed that she had an alarmingly low blood platelet count — which continued to drop daily despite transfusions.

After years of transfusions, specialist appointments and medical examinations, Victoria was diagnosed with neonatal thrombocytopenia, a disorder where the body can’t produce and sustain enough blood platelets on its own.

The only treatment option for Victoria was a marrow transplant, but there were obstacles to overcome. First, the family had to relocate from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington to be close to a children’s hospital that could care for Victoria’s special needs. A matching donor was found on the Be The Match Registry® within a few months, but Victoria had to undergo extensive chemotherapy and low-dose radiation to receive the transplant.

When transplant day finally arrived, Victoria’s family held their breath waiting to see if the new cells would take hold. The transplant was their only hope for her survival — and within days the new cells began to graft. Victoria Murray 2

The ordeal was grueling, and the recovery process post-transplant was rocky, but within a year Victoria was healthier than she’d ever been in her life. Today, she’s graduating fourth grade, playing soccer, dancing and doing a ton of other things she could only dream of before her transplant. “Looking at her, you would never know what she has been through,” says Victoria’s mother. “Be The Match saved my daughter. There are no words to express how much that means to me.”

Every member of the program will receive:How can you give children like Victoria as second chance at life? Join our Monthly Giving Pilot Appreciation Program, and you’ll help patients like Victoria receive the life-saving marrow transplant they need. As a member of the program, you’ll receive tons of benefits!  We want the program to be a resource for patients AND for you.

  • Access to our 24/7 online Gift Service Portal to track and manage your gift
  • Special monthly stories of the lives you help to save
  • Walk+Run Early-bird & Discounted Registration

You’ll also qualify for additional benefits depending on the level of your commitment, starting with a minimum gift of $10.

$10-24.99 per month:

  • 10% off coupon to Shop Be The Match

$25-49.99 per month:

  • 15% off coupon to Shop Be The Match
  • Be The Match Plush Teddy Bear

$50-99.99 per month:

  • 20% off coupon to Shop Be The Match
  • Be The Match Plush Teddy Bear
  • Special invitation to local events across the country

$100+ per month:

  • 25% off coupon to Shop Be The Match
  • Be The Match Plush Teddy Bear
  • Additional gift of your choice:
    • T-shirt, Mug, Tote, Tumbler or Notecard
    • Recognition in our Annual Report*
      • *You may request anonymity if you’d prefer
      • Special invitation to local events across the country
      • Special invitation to and table recognition at our annual Gala Event

 Join the program today!

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