Bonnie's Brain Tumor Battle

$4,925 of $25k goal

Raised by 49 people in 10 months
Bonnie Mosher  ENGLEWOOD, FL

Many of you know Bonnie and David’s story. Or, maybe you don’t. Imagine you are living in your own version of Paradise: sun and sand all around, the man you love by your side and your 3 rescue kitties to complete the family. Then, one day, out of nowhere, a seizure changes the course of your life. Suddenly, the path you were once blissfully traveling has changed to a dark, scary and unknown trail that leads to an uncertain future. That uncertain future comes in the form of Bonnie’s diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) last May. The past nine months have been filled with chaos, doctor’s visits, travel to and from Chemo and Radiation treatments, more doctor’s visits, prescriptions that would be enough to supply more than 100 people, time out of work for David, Bonnie now unemployed and unable to drive and, worst of all, pain. Pain from the pressure from the tumors, pain from the effects of the chemo, pain from the medications that are supposed to help.

I share all of this with you in hopes that you will help spread their story. We’d never heard of GBM until Bonnie’s diagnosis, but it seems it’s not as rare as once thought. It seems now that every time we share the truth of Bonnie’s new reality, we discover that GBM is far more common than we anticipated. I would not wish this diagnosis on anyone. But my family has been chosen to endure it. There is a reason, and we don’t see it, not yet. But God Above must think that we are all strong enough to handle this. To everyone who has followed Bonnie’s journey and to those of you who have donated financially or of your time, we thank you for your kindness and support. Please continue your prayers and please help spread the word about GBM. Much love, #TeamBonnie

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Update 33
Posted by Bonnie Mosher
20 days ago
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Great news! Bonnie's report from Duke today is that the tumor is smaller and the swelling is improving. All are in agreement that the current course of chemo and radiation will continue, in hopes that they will continue to shrink the tumor. Bonnie has won this battle, but her war against GBM rages on! Bonnie and David are heading home with some positive news, but your prayers and support are still needed.
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Update 32
Posted by Bonnie Mosher
28 days ago
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Not much to update right now, but we just wanted you all to know that Bonnie is still fighting the good fight! She will be heading to Duke next weekend and we are hoping for positive news around tumor shrinkage (or, at the very least, no new growth!). Please continue to spread the word of Bonnie's story. Just last week, there was one more loss to this devastating disease known as GBM (Glioblastoma Multiforme). If you cannot donate, please, PLEASE help educate others. This is more common than we thought, yet no one knows anything about it! As always, thank you for your donations and continued prayers!
Bonnie and one of her Mini Panthers!
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Update 31
Posted by Bonnie Mosher
2 months ago
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Bonnie and David had the appointment at Duke this morning, these visits are very stressful and exhausting for her. We are cautiously optimistic with the news, as the doctors did indicate there was a little bit of shrinkage in the tumor and some of the swelling in Bonnie's brain has gone down. They have decided to stay the course of action and not deviate, it's the whole "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. We'd hoped to have a more aggressive option after this visit, but at the same time, we'd rather not have her suffer any setbacks, either. So, for now, she will continue with the high doses of chemo every two weeks (in 6-7 hour sessions), which understandably, takes a toll on her physically and mentally for the 14 days following the dose, draining her completely of any and all energy. So, while the news is somewhat positive, Bonnie isn't taking her foot off the gas (none of us are!). As always, prayers and support are still needed, and if you are friends with her on Facebook, feel free to shoot her a quick message. On the really tough days, just a few words of encouragement mean the world! (She doesn't get on the computer often, as she is having continued vision problems, so please be patient, but she usually tries to respond).

#TeamBonnie
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Update 30
Posted by Bonnie Mosher
2 months ago
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Here's the latest update: Bonnie has had some difficult days, some OK days and some good days. Lately, she and David have been trying to make the most of the good days. Whether it's trying to find dolphins and turtles, hunting sharks' teeth or just relaxing at home with the cats, they are spending quality time together. Unfortunately, due to the steroids, Bonnie has gained quite a bit of weight, making it difficult to be as mobile and active as she once was.

As for her current status, they have an appointment at Duke on Monday, the 13th to see how the chemo has affected the tumors. Sister Jean is also doing some additional research to see if there are any other studies and resources available on this monstrosity of a disease. There is still such a long road ahead of Bonnie and David and things are certainly not getting any easier, but we are all staying strong and are doing everything we can to help continue the fight.

Thank you for all of your messages on Facebook, your donations, your kind thoughts and of course, the Christmas cards! They were such a joy to read during the Holidays. So many wonderful words from all over the world!

Prayers and your continued support are still very much needed.

Love,
#TeamBonnie
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Rhonda Schwartz
10 months ago
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OK Bonnie. Rest time is over. We have yet to meet up since I have been in Florida and you need to show me the best places to find sharks teeth! Counting on you old buddy!! You will kick cancers ass!!

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Cindy Forehand Turner
8 months ago

Bonnie, You are such a fighter, keep fighting with all you have in you girl, you've got this. But know this will not get you out of fantasy football, you can't leave me as the only girl left on the team. So Go, Fight, Win, kick cancers ass and then kick some football ass. Miss and love you!

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Jennifer Corn
8 months ago

Bonnie, thank you for sharing your journey. I know it's very personal, but I'm sure everyone who reads it is curious to know how you are doing. Hopefully people will continue to share your story and one of these days we'll get those Cowboys of yours to "pony up"! Olive Juice!

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$4,925 of $25k goal

Raised by 49 people in 10 months
Created June 9, 2016
RH
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richie an lee harms
19 days ago
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are prayers are with you

MO
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Marcia Owen
27 days ago
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BH
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Bruce Hain
2 months ago
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Gloria J Jones
4 months ago
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Jennifer Woods
5 months ago
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You fight with everything you've got. Fight for you, fight for your family, fight for your friends.... fight for my dad.

VH
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Vickie Copeland Harrison
5 months ago
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KP
$350
Kay Payne
6 months ago
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All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kay & Fred Payne

HT
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Herman Trautwein
6 months ago
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BH
$300
Bruce Hain
7 months ago
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$15
Anonymous
8 months ago
Rhonda Schwartz
10 months ago
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OK Bonnie. Rest time is over. We have yet to meet up since I have been in Florida and you need to show me the best places to find sharks teeth! Counting on you old buddy!! You will kick cancers ass!!

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Cindy Forehand Turner
8 months ago

Bonnie, You are such a fighter, keep fighting with all you have in you girl, you've got this. But know this will not get you out of fantasy football, you can't leave me as the only girl left on the team. So Go, Fight, Win, kick cancers ass and then kick some football ass. Miss and love you!

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Jennifer Corn
8 months ago

Bonnie, thank you for sharing your journey. I know it's very personal, but I'm sure everyone who reads it is curious to know how you are doing. Hopefully people will continue to share your story and one of these days we'll get those Cowboys of yours to "pony up"! Olive Juice!

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