Albany County Sheriff's Deputy & ACCFCB's 2nd VP, Barbara McMullen has endured a brave 2 year battle against Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma (PTCL), a malignant cancer of the white blood T cells that can grow in any part of the body. T-cell Lymphoma is a rare disease in which T Lymphocyte cells become cancerous. Her cancer, considered in remission has suffered a debilitating setback-
Barb has contracted graft vs host disease (GVHD)- a complication that can occur after a stem cell transplant where the newly transplanted donor cells attack the transplant recipient's body. Anti rejection meds are being administered. GVHD is attacking her: Eyes (can't make tears so plugs were put in to keep the moisture in); lungs (causing respiratory issues and requiring inhalers); Mouth and throat (causing blisters); Face (forming permanent bruises under the skin).
Barb has spent the better part of her adult life helping others and now needs our help. Her expenses involved in traveling extensively to Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for ongoing treatment are becoming overwhelming.