Battling Multiple Myeloma
Thomas lives in Montana. The state is known for open spaces and awe-inspiring landscapes. But he can’t enjoy the natural beauty of his state. He has multiple myeloma.
Five years ago, Thomas was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The cancer was in remission for a few years. But it struck back in 2016.
“My doctors are running out of treatment options in my home town,” said Thomas. His best option for treating the multiple myeloma was in Seattle. But there was one problem – a major problem. Seattle is more than 500 miles away from his home in Montana, and Thomas couldn’t afford the travel.
Thomas needed help and he needed it urgently. His life depended on getting to the treatment. It seemed like his time would run out.
Aid from Mercy Medical Angels and Hogan Foundation
Mercy Medical Angels and Hogan Foundation flew to the rescue. Mercy Medical Angels arranged flights for Thomas on Alaskan Airlines. Hogan Foundation helped with paying for the round-trip tickets.
“Our trip was so much easier,” said Thomas. Thanks to Mercy Medical Angels and Hogan Foundation, Thomas managed to get the treatment he needed.
On the return trip, Thomas missed his flight. He said that “the staff were friendly and willing to help.” He got back home safely.
Fight the Good Fight
Now, Thomas is back home. His health is beginning to improve. He’ll have to travel to and from Seattle for ongoing treatment. Mercy Medical Angels and Hogan Foundation will continue to help him with the long-distance travel.
When someone is diagnosed with multiple myeloma, it can seem like an unfair fight. Mercy Medical Angels and Hogan Foundation are in their corner, providing support through charitable transportation. With help from Mercy Medical Angels and Hogan Foundation, patients like Thomas can fight the good fight – and multiple myeloma meets its match.