Misty Koebrick's Battle with Cancer: Keep Calm and Warrior On!
Start: Jul 25, 2018 - End: Jul 23, 2019
Misty was diagnosed with lupus in Feb. of 2005 and has been on numerous meds to manage her diagnosis. In Feb. of 2018, doctors started to notice a drop in her blood counts and thought it was due to her lupus medication. Over the next few months, Misty was prescribed prednisone and they monitored her blood counts to see if they would trend back up. The doctor said if her counts weren’t up by her appointment in July, they would do a bone marrow biopsy. At her July appointment, they drew labs that showed her platelets and hemoglobin were still low. After further investigation, they noticed something on one of the slides from her labs and decided to do the bone marrow biopsy that day. Misty was admitted into Mercy and later that night transferred to UIHC in Iowa City for further testing. The UIHC docs ran their tests and diagnosed Misty with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
Misty has already completed her first round of chemo and is determined to kick this cancers butt! The plan as of now, is for her to rest and monitor her blood counts. Once her blood counts start coming up, she will have another bone marrow biopsy. The doctors told her she could be in the hospital for 3 weeks to a month, if not longer. After that, there will most likely be more chemo and possibly bone marrow and/or stem cell transplants, but we won’t know any of that for awhile yet.
As you can imagine the cost of treatment is expensive, even with insurance coverage. I am starting this fundraiser for my Aunt and her family to help ease the financial burden that they’ll be facing. I ask for your support, prayers and good vibes to help Misty warrior on through this battle! We are grateful for your consideration in supporting her fight! Let’s keep Misty’s spirits high for as long as it takes her to beat this! Follow her updates here: https://www.caringbridge.org/public/mistykoebrick
Cash donations through One Mission will go ENTIRELY to Misty and her family! ALSO, you can purchase any of One Mission’s products and 40% of what you spend will be donated to Misty (and they have some great stuff)!
Thank you so much for fighting with us!
Fund Leader: Taylor Foxen
Fund Type: Medical Causes