My name is Tracy, and I am asking for your help to save my life.
I have been battling liver cancer for three years. I have had every type of treatment from immunotherapy to embolizations to radiation and chemotherapy. I am now eligible for a living donor only.
Due to the ranking system, having cancer and no cirrhosis puts me at the bottom of the list (believe it or not!), despite the fact that liver cancer is extremely aggressive. I am very fortunate to have cancer only in my liver so my life can be saved and I can be cured, but only by finding a living donor myself.
I love spending time with friends and family, biking, going to the beach, hiking, and traveling - I recently went to Israel for two weeks for the first time! I used to do triathlons to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma society. I like to help others with Liver Cancer to find the best care, and navigate through the process. I love to read and I now write stories (the first of which was recently published!). And I bake a mean Sourdough bread!
My life is ok; I am still able to do most things, but I am on the last known treatment right now for liver cancer. My liver cannot tolerate any more local treatments (embolizations or radiation) so I am walking on eggshells praying the treatment continues to keep the cancer stable (I have tumors that are growing but slow enough that they are still considered stable on this treatment). I pray every day that I will find a donor so I can finally be cured. It is extremely scary and stressful.
I am so grateful to anyone willing to help another person in such a personal and generous way. I can't begin to thank you for even considering it. And even if I never learn your name you will always be my hero(ine) and I promise to take great care of it and myself and pay it forward by helping others.
I hope to be healthy and well so I can pursue my passions and help others. I would like to meet and marry the love of my life and have a home filled with happiness and laughter. And I would love to start a foundation to help others with liver cancer live longer and lobby for better awareness and prevention.
Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. No waiting and wondering while my body continues to weaken.
Thank you for taking your time to read and understand my current life situation, and we would appreciate you considering donating or spreading the word.
Thank you so much for your consideration!