GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Station Camp High School basketball coach begins a yearlong medical journey to fight a rare type of lymphoma on Monday.
Kendra Jackson, 34, will be out from teaching and coaching duties for at least 12 months as she undergoes a rare stem cell transplant. Her donor is her sister, Christina Maclean.
The Bison head coach begins preliminary testing at Vanderbilt on Monday. The process is very intense, and only five doctors in the nation treat this form of the disease.
According to the Facebook page, “No One Fights Alone – A Campaign to Benefit Kendra Jackson,” Jackson will begin chemotherapy treatments on Wednesday so healthy cells can begin growing back. The transplant procedure is scheduled for June 17.
The community has had several fundraisers for Jackson like the “No One Fights Alone Benefit Dinner” held in Gallatin in April. More than 850 people were in attendance, and approximately $75,000 was raised for the Jackson and her family.
News 2 will be following Jackson’s progress in the coming weeks.
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