Wendy Ramsey

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What is Richter's Syndrome?

Raising Funds for Cancer Research.

Richter's Syndrome (RS), also known as Richter's Transformation, is a rare complication of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and/or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL). It is characterized by the sudden transformation of the CLL/SLL into a significantly more aggressive form of large B-cell lymphoma. (affects 2%-10% of CLL/SLL patients)

Currently, the life expectancy after a diagnosis of RS is 12 months or less; however, there is hope being provided through the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and specifically the research of Dr. Matthew S. Davids.  

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Wendy Lee Ramsey, a loving and devoted wife to Duane Ramsey, mother of Spencer and Stewart Ramsey, a doting grandmother of Maxwell, Royce, and Otis, passed away at age 65 after an 18 year battle with CLL and ultimately succumbed to Richter's Syndrome.

The Wendy Ramsey Richter's Research Fund raises awareness and funds to provide unrestricted money to Dr. Davids at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dana-Farber is helping lead the way in Richter's research.

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Our Fund Raising Strategy

  • All donations are specific to Richter's Syndrome Research
  • All donations are directly given through Dana-Farber
  • All donations specifically support Dr. Davids' research
  • Donations of any size are welcome
  • Monthly/reoccurring gifts are highly encouraged
  • All donations are tax deductible
  • All donations receive a tax receipt
  • Dana-Farber has received a 4 out of 4 stars on Charity Navigator

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The Ramsey family is hoping to provide Dr. Davids with at least a million dollars of unrestricted research funds. Any donation of any size is welcome and appreciated - every penny counts.

$321,310 raised
of $1,000,000 goal

"Dr. Davids was unbelievable ..."

"Dr. Davids was unbelievable... spent time explaining my issues, what to expect. Very calm, knowledgable, and didn't feel rushed at all."
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"Dr. Davids is the best of the best..."

Dr. Davids is the best of the best. His answers to questions are very clear and informative, and his expertise Is second to none. It's very comforting have Dr. Davids manage my care.
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"An Exceptional Physician..."

Dr. Davids Is an exceptional physician. His attention to my condition and knowledge of my medical history could not have been better. He was informative and answered all questions thoroughly.
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Resource Center for CLL/SLL and Richter's Patients

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In addition to raising funds for Richter's Syndrome, we hope this website can act as a resource center for Richter's patients and their families living with their new reality.

Historically, there has been little research and publication specific to Richter's Syndrome - often leaving patients and their families at a loss of where or who to turn to next.

We encourage all patients and family or friends to become advocates either for themselves or their loved one - researching and relationship building allows for access to more possible treatment options.

In the section below you will find some limited information and links to resources related to CLL and Richter's Syndrome. We encourage patients to join and engage in online forums, getting in touch with Dr. Davids and his team directly, and if you feel so inclined, we'd love to honor your loved ones here on this site.  

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Resources for Richter's

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Scientists Map Genetic Evolution of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia to Richter's Syndrome

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Announcing the Winner of CLL Society’s First Ever Young Investigator Research Program Award: Dr. Christine Ryan on the Topic of Richter’s Syndrome

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Seattle Cancer-Care Alliance

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Tell Us Your Story

Sharing is Caring.

Please feel free to submit a story and picture of your loved one that had Richter's Syndrome. We are looking to honor those who have passed due to this awful disease. We will post your loved one's image and short bio in memoriam to this site.

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