Benefit fund set up for Bradley’s expensesPublished 12:00am Thursday, October 25, 2012
Friends of a mother of three, who lost her two-year battle with aplastic anemia and its side effects, have organized a benefit fund to help the family pay for medical expenses related to her extensive treatment.grades
Amanda (Mandy) Williamson Bradley, an Andalusia native and Pensa-cola, Fla., schoolteacher, lost her battle with the disease on Monday in a Nashville, Tenn., hospital.
In October 2010, Bradley began experiencing unexplainable bruising and was diagnosed with human parvovirus.
When Bradley did not respond to treatments, doctors discovered the aplastic anemia, which is a rare disease in which the body does not produce new stem cells that make blood cells.
In December 2010, local residents rallied together to find a bone marrow match for Bradley, and six possible matches were found.
Bradley received a bone marrow transplant in March 2011.
Pennye Anderson said the family faces tremendous medical expenses.
“We wanted to set up a way that people could give to help,” she said. “Through this non-profit ministry, people can give and get a tax-benefit.”
Checks may be mailed to Grace Klein Community, 1678 Montgomery Hwy #104, Birmingham, AL 35216 or donors may visit gracekleincommunity.com and donate through PayPal.
For more information, contact Anderson at 222-6241.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m., at Foreman Funeral Home.
Bradley is survived by her husband, Chris Bradley; children Sara, Evan and Emmy Bradley; parents Ronald and Kathryn Williamson and a brother Josh Williamson.