Jamboree for Ogdensburg cancer patient
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 2:41 pm

A jamboree for Ogdensburg Native Michelle Disotell is planned for Feb. 9 at Ghize’s Family Restaurant, 720 Main St. Disotell, a single mother and sole caregiver for her young daughter, was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. It develops in plasma cells, which are white blood cells in the bone marrow that help fight infection. In multiple myeloma, cancer cells build up in bone marrow and take over the healthy blood cells. Disotell will undergo a stem cell transplantation, also referred to as a bone marrow transfusion. During this procedure unhealthy blood-forming cells are replaced with healthy cells. Afterwards she will be hospitalized for at least a month. She is unable to work due to her illness. Money raised will be used for medical expenses. The jamboree will start at 1 p.m. with live music by Shawn Stoddard & The BackWater Blues Band. There will also be 50/50’s, raffles, and karaoke.