Carolyn Inzirillo's Donor Circle
“Teaching is what I was put on this earth to do.”
Carolyn Inzirillo dedicates her life to her classroom of first grade children. But now, she needs our help. In 2014, Carolyn was diagnosed with leukemia and her world was turned upside down. For two years she was unable to work, having to undergo five months of an intense chemotherapy regimen, then multiple surgeries and one-and-a-half years of maintenance chemo.
“I was crushed to have to leave my classroom and students for so long, and had many complications and surgeries along the way.”
Although she was able to go back to work, in February 2018 she was told her leukemia had returned and now her only hope of a cure is through a marrow or stem cell transplant.
“My only sibling is not a match, and there is no match for me in the registry. I am hoping we find my perfect match that I so desperately need.”
Help us find Carolyn’s perfect donor.
We know that someone out there is her match – maybe even you! Because matching factors are inherited, Carolyn’s donor is likely to have ancestry in one or more of these groups:
How can you help?
Hold a donor drive: We need people to help us register new donors for testing. It’s easy and we’ll train you and send you all the supplies you need. Email Russell Lowe, Community Engagement Coordinator, to start organizing your drive today, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contribute funds: Processing each volunteer donor’s swab kit costs $60 to find out if they are a match for Carolyn or another patient in desperate need. Click “Give to My Circle” to the right to donate money.
Share Carolyn’s story: The United States has 3.2 million teachers – and someone out there is Carolyn’s lifesaver. Click on "Share This Donor Circle" (above right) to spread the word.
More about Carolyn…
Carolyn is a resident of Orlando, Florida, and is originally from Flushing, Queens, New York, where she attended St. Mel’s Catholic School. She has lived in Orlando since she was 12, and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. She has taught kindergarten, first and second grades.
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Susan Longo Treasurer
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