5/26/2018 - letter from Jackie Campbell
Dear LongHorn Family,
I want to give you am update on Yanaq. This is his 9th day since transplant (day 16 in the hospital), and he is doing well. There is a waiting time (usually 10-21 days) where all of his blood counts are low and while his brother's marrow is settling in and seeding. We wait for his blood counts to return while trying to keep him free of infection and eating enough calories. So far, so good. We were fortunate to get a room at the Ronald McDonald House just across the street so his siblings and dad can stay there and visit as much as possible. That is what seems to help him the most. Overall, his spirits are good and he has a good attitude, pushing himself to do what he needs to in order for things to go well.
I cannot thank you and all who donated to help us! I really don't know what we would have done. Instead of selling our home we most likely would have lost it. You've allowed us to continue to keep our focus on what is most important which is helping Yanaq get well.
Thank you! Jackie
Jackie Campbell Quispe is the type of former Longhorn student athlete that TLSN seeks to help consistent with TLSN’s charitable purposes. Jackie is a former volleyball player from the mid-80’s and is the sole source of financial support for her family which include three children in college and four still at home, including her eleven-year-old son, Yanaq. On November 17, 2017, Yanaq, was diagnosed with leukemia. As a result, Jackie has only been able to work sporadically.
Yanaq is in the blue on the fence. Jackie is second from the left
The goal of TLSN is to have funds available for grants to qualifying applicants without having to seek contributions from donors every time assistance is needed. That is not the present situation. At present TLSN has raised approximately $15,000 in our general fund to help Jackie, but by the end of June the donor general fund account will be depleted. Please donate to the TLSN tax exempt 501 (C) (3) general fund so we can continue to help Jackie and other future qualifying applicants.
Qualifying applicants must complete a form and submit to the UT compliance department for approval for financial assistance, and the TLSN board must also complete due diligence to make sure the grant is used for the purposes intended. Jackie's request for temporary financial help was approved by both UT compliance and the TLSN Board in January 2018
The grant amount sent to Jackie as of the end of April 2018 is $9.183.00. The grant money has been used to pay for:
Besco Water treatment
Semco Energy Gas furnace
AT & T phone
Kellogg Community mortgage