Saturday, April 14, 2012

Franklin mom fights side-effects of stem cell treatment

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via The Milford Daily News News RSS by Alison McCall/Daily News staff on 4/13/12

At 45 years old, single mother Amanda Gard struggles with the ailments of a much older woman. "I have over 30 medications that I take every day," said Gard, who suffers from cataracts, osteoporosis and breathing issues. "It's affecting my ability to drive, it's affecting my independence ... It limits my ability to spend the time I want with my son." Her problems come from a stem cell transplant in 2009 meant to cure a previously well-managed cancer that became suddenly aggressive toward the end of her pregnancy with her son, Justin, now 3 years old.

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The link to donate to this cause is also found at the end of the article

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