Karina underwent a bone marrow transplant on July 3, 2023, and her recent white blood cell count indicates successful engraftment. However, she remains in an immunocompromised state under strict care at MD Anderson in Houston, with a planned release date in mid-October. Her husband, Jesse Hernandez, continues to support her, but the family still faces financial challenges due to uncovered medical and housing expenses. Any donations are greatly appreciated to assist Karina and her family during this difficult time.
In 2017 while pregnant, Karina was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow cancer. Without a bone marrow transplant, Karina cannot be cured.
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