Cory Tucker Guidry was diagnosed with Chronic Mylogenous Leukemia in July 2011 at the age of 37. He immediately began treatments here in Lafayette, LA but unfortunately his first round of treatments did not work. They then turned to another type of treatment when he was transferred to MD Anderson Cancer Center and thankfully it was doing what we all prayed it would do......it was working!! But sadly the medicine was taken off the market due to major heart risks. Doctors do not understand why his Leukemia is not in remission therefore he is now in need of a BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT!!
The great news is we have a donor that is an incredible match for Cory. We expect the stem cell transplant to take place in March or April of 2014.
During his hospital stay and recovery Cory will be in Houston, TX. He will be away from his children, friends, family and home for about 6 months. He will be unable to work for approximately 6-8 months. We are hoping this fundraiser will help with his medical expenses and day to day living expenses in their home town of Lafayette, La., as well as living and traveling to and from Houston,Tx. The main goal is to keep their childrens' daily routine as normal as possible.
The doctors at MD Anderson are very confident that this is the right decision and this stem cell transplant will cure his disease. Cory is young, healthy, fit, strong and courageous and is more than ready to fight this Battle to the Bone to increase his quality of life.
We thank you for your love, prayers and continued support!!!