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AUTOLOGOUS T CELL TRANSPLANT

$254,535 of $300,000 goal

Raised by 864 people in 5 months
Created June 22, 2018
43 year old Philip Defonte who is a husband & father of 3 young boys was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (brain cancer) in late October of 2016 and had surgery right away to remove tumor from back of brain. Philip has been fighting this terrible disease since 2016.

Philip did chemotherapy post the 2016 operation and then 90 days ago in March of 2018 he had surgery to remove a re occurring glioblastoma that moved to front lobe of brain.

Philip’s doctor who is at NYU hospital performed both surgeries and currently has him under a combination treatment of radiation and an immunotherapy.

Last week Philip found out that there has been another recurrence of the glioblastoma. Philip’s family and friends are exploring options which include an Autologous T Cell Harvest, Expansion & Transplant in Europe. There are significant costs associated with this treatment, however have proven to have tremendous results. We are all optimistic that this Autologous T Cell Harvest, Expansion & Transplant can help to eliminate this glioblastoma. The cost of this procedure is $500,000. We are seeking to raise $250,000 to make this treatment possible.

Please contribute what you can afford so Philip Defonte can undergo the Autologous T Cell Transplant procedure. Please be as generous as possible to the Defonte Family as they have been so generous to all of us.

Team Phil D is a group of Philip Defonte’s Friends and Family who setup this account to raise the funds for Philips treatment.
All of the funds raised will be sent directly to Philip and Toni Ann Defonte as the beneficiaries of this campaign.
The funds will be used for treatment , all associated expenses the patient will have in traveling and remaining balance if any to support his family wife and kids while he recovers.




******** Message From Phil********

I am so blessed to have such generous family and friends; and I thank God for that, but to thank someone for giving you the means to save your life is not easy to put into words. The wishes of love, caring and kindness that came through everyone’s thoughtful and generous messages and donations both on and off of the go fund me page converts my gratitude and appreciation of you all to happiness and hopefulness for the future. God has answered my prayers through your kindness and medical technology. You have given me hope and confidence when I thought my life was over. I will update you with my health and treatment periodically.

Thank you and God bless you.

Philip Defonte
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I like to thank everyone who donated to help me actualize this life saving treatment. I am leaving to see a physician in Texas on Monday the 26th to receive a therapy that will complement the Tcell therapy. The following week I will be flying out to Germany and have my cells collected there. Where I will stay for three weeks two of the weeks they will be expanding the cells and the third week they will be infusing them back into my body. There are so many moving parts to this therapy so right now prayers that everything Synchronizes and works as planned is what we are wishing for. With all ur help and Gods grace this will truly be a Miracle
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Dear Friends & Family,

Thank you for your continued support. Some progress has been made so we wanted to provide an update to you all.
Phil is preparing to undergo a series of treatments in the coming weeks. We will keep you posted on his status and the recovery process.

Phil is continually overwhelmed by your generous love and support. Meeting this monetary goal was truly an amazing blessing. At this point, Phil’s only request is that we pray. Through the power of prayer, let us all keep him in our thoughts at this most important time.

Thank you all and God Bless.

Team Phil D
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I am so blessed to have such generous family and friends; and I thank God for that, but to thank someone for giving you the means to save your life is not easy to put into words. The wishes of love, caring and kindness that came through everyone’s thoughtful and generous messages and donations both on and off of the go fund me page converts my gratitude and appreciation of you all to happiness and hopefulness for the future. God has answered my prayers through your kindness and medical technology. You have given me hope and confidence when I thought my life was over. I will update you with my health and treatment periodically.

Thank you and God bless you.

Philip Defonte
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$254,535 of $300,000 goal

Raised by 864 people in 5 months
Created June 22, 2018
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