Fudge Cancer & Help Ice Cream Mario

Mario the Ice Cream man is one of the things that makes the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago great and now he needs our help.  

In February of this year his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer; surgery followed and now she needs to follow up with additional rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Mario continued working both his day job at a Chicago candy factory and late afternoons and evenings in his ice cream truck trying to keep up with the mounting medical bills. In July when he stopped coming around we just assumed that maybe he was taking time off. As one week turned into two we reached out to him and found out that his truck had broken down. He came to my door in week three to find I was out of town and was too proud to ask my wife for help. When I called he didn’t respond for a couple of days and then discovered it was because he was in the hospital after suffering his second heart attack. Weeks one to three became four and five and now out of work with both his primary and secondary jobs the bills had become too much. So here is our plan and we need your help with part of it. My family has paid to get his truck fixed and as of Friday Mario the Ice Cream man is back in business working job number two and he is going back to his primary starting tomorrow.

We have all watched friends fight and sometimes beat cancer, but it takes a village both in financial and emotional support. Come join our village with a donation as small as the cost of a cone or as large as the sundae of your dreams.

Donations (521)

  • Alina Savra Kraft
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Donn Bichsel Jr.
Chicago, IL
Mario Nieto

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