Help Urangoo

h3Urangoo Baartarkhuyag is a 24 year old Mongolian woman living in Provo, UT. She was recently diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) and must have a bone marrow transplant… like, NOW. Without the transplant she will die within the next 6 months. The transplant weighs in at a hefty $350,000.

Just yesterday I had an experience where I almost had to choose to go untreated for a hickup concerning my thyroid cancer because it would cause me to be booted from the study which pays the bill for my $4,000/month leukemia medication. Ultimately I did not have to be treated and therefore make that choice. I honestly can’t believe that our country just allows people to go untreated to the point of dying.

So let’s give the system the middle finger and help Urangoo get that transplant. Stop what you’re doing and donate some dough. If you’ve got $20 bucks to spare, awesome. If you’ve only got $5, that’s awesome too. Be part of something bigger than yourself.

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3 responses to “Help Urangoo

  1. Hi Carmen,

    I am so glad that you are supporting Urangoo. I am a Mongolian woman living in Oakland, CA. My husband and I donated some money. But, I keep wondering what else I can do. I am thinking of organizing a fundraising event in Oakland among friends or friends of friends. I have no experience fundraising. I need some ideas and suggestions. Thank you again for supporting her. You are so awesome.

  2. I would appreciate any advice on how to fundraise for Urangoo.

  3. Hi Zula,

    I can’t imagine how horrible it would be to be in a foreign country and find out at such a young age that you need a $350,000 procedure. I hope enough people can understand that what is just a few dollars to them is a matter of life or death to someone else.

    I really have no idea on how to start/run a fund raiser. I think people who feel a connection will be more inclined to donate (just as I am because I have CML and you are because you are Mongolian). So you might want to contact your local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or see if there is a Mongolian community center in your area that could help.

    Best Wishes!

    Carmen

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