Crystal Brindle is only 17 years old and lives in Cass City, Michigan with her parents, Dawn and Sean.
Crystal has had health challenges since being diagnosed with ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura)-an autoimmune disease affecting the blood’s platelets. She has required frequent transfusions to treat this disorder. As challenging as this would be for any teenager, her life took and even more devastating turn when, in June of this year, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Following her diagnosis, she was required to be admitted to the hospital for a long stay and then started an intense chemotherapy regimen.
The family’s home in Cass City is a two hour drive each way to Children’s Hospital. It became necessary for Crystal to live closer to the hospital due to her frequent treatments, blood counts and follow ups and possible side effects. Crystal and her mom, Dawn, lived at Ronald McDonald House near the hospital campus while Sean stayed at home in Cass City.
Soon the stress of maintaining their existing home’s expenses along with the additional expenses they were incurring living away from home began to add up.
Angels of Hope is happy to assist the family at this difficult time with the payment of their expenses such as fuel, food and utilities so that they can focus on Crystal’s treatments and recovery.