Christina is hard working Mom, Wife, Special Education Teacher, Published Author, Christian Speaker, Ordained Family Minister, Board Certified Biblical Counselor and she also serves in a local church helping families in need. Christina has an autoimmune disorder called Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE). Several rounds of failed Chemotherapy, long term medication, including medical infusions and numerous treatments have slowed the progress, yet SLE continues to wreak havoc on her joints, bones, skin, heart and many other systems body.There is Hope, A Bone Marrow Transplant: or “Restorative Therapy,” provides Stem cells that are be found in the bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cell transplants can be used to infuse healthy stem cells into the body to stimulate new bone marrow growth, suppress the disease, and reduce the possibility of a relapse. However insurance will not cover this lifesaving procedure. Stem Cells and Lupus Research: A stem cell transplant can be used to infuse healthy stem cells into the body to stimulate new bone marrow growth, suppress the disease, and reduce the possibility of further joint or tissue damage as well as reduce a relapse in the disorder. This process is usually repeated in 6 months to boost the immune system and keep the body from rejecting the healthy tissue. Stem cell research through bone marrow collection has shown to accelerate the pace of therapeutic benefits.These cells possess the potential to develop into many different types of healthy cells in the body. They actually serve as a repair system for the body. Mesenchymal stem cells are found in mature tissues that have already developed. The body uses these cells to replace damaged cells that die off throughout the normal course of life. As mesenchymal cells they are NOT collected from fetal tissue, these stem cells do not have the same ethical concerns or restrictions that embryonic stem cells do. Adult Stem Cells (Mesenchymal stem cells) or (MSC) are derived from bone marrow and are anti-inflammatory (stops the process of Lupus and damage from chronic painful inflammation and low blood counts).These anti-inflammatory cells have unique properties that make them attractive as therapy for autoimmune diseases. Unlike with other stem cells, MSCs lack the properties that enable the immune system to detect them as being foreign. Therefore: Donors and recipients do not have to match for treatment to be successful, reducing the risk of rejection. Recipients do not need to ablate (remove) their cells with chemotherapy, MSC treatment has been found to be effective and only minimal side effects reported and minimal infections have been reported after the treatment. Thank you for your donation of any amount and for helping Christina kick this autoimmune disorder (Systemic Lupus Erythematous) which will help renew her body, ease her pain and get her strong enough so that she can continue making a positive impact on the lives of those around her!