Bonnie Tobin Sarcoma Fight

$6,220 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 48 months
Please read: Hi! My name is Hannah, and I am a 20 year old Pittsburgher. My family consists of my mom Bonnie, dad Paul, and I. My fierce and silly and 5' tall mom was first diagnosed last year in March with an extremely rare cancer called a liposarcoma in her leg. She has fought through multiple surgeries to remove a large 5 lb tumor and for infections in 2015, and this year it has unfortunately  recurred again in May. It was removed and she was still healing and doing physical therapy with plans for radiation, until today on August 12th, we found out it came back devastatingly for the third time. This means the Doctor's first choice of action is complete amputation of her leg. However, we do not live in a house that is accessible to a recovering leg surgery let alone a wheelchair bound person. We have no bathroom on our first floor, so she has been sleeping in our dining room and using a potty chair which we must empty. Now that amputation is our reality, we see the need to build bathroom on the first floor and possibly get a stairclimber so she can go to bed in her own bed. She is devastated and so are we, and is terrified at the idea of such drastic change to her way of life without even a way to relieve herself and sleep like we all have the daily privilege of doing. Please donate what you can to help our project here... she is the most friendly and loyal and upbeat woman I know, which anyone who has ever even met her will agree to! All we want is to see her get that fire back and to be able to live as independently as she wants to. Thank you!!!
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Great news today! My mom found out that she is qualified to get a prosthetic leg that she can move and walk with, even though she has no hip joint! It will act as both a hip and leg for her when she learns how to work it all and gets stronger. We are lucky to see the innovative & honestly COOL technological advances in false limbs first hand!
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Thank you to everyone for your donations and love! We are using them so far for flooring installations her power wheelchair can more easily glide across, and a ramp should be going up in front of our house today. She will probably be coming home from rehab Thursday! Then, onto the stair glide and bathroom renovation which will be a challenge, but we are ready. She is handling life as an amputee very well so far! Thanks again.
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She is doing so good after the amputation. Only strengthening and progress from here!
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It looks like the estimates for the stair lift are much higher than expected... About double what I had down here, at least. So I will be upping the goal! Thanks for all of your support, it's coming from so many places and I am still in awe.
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Holly Conner
48 months ago
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Our prayers are with you all!

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Holly DeLisa Conner
29 months ago

Hannah - You are the best daughter ever! Please pass this message on to your mom and know that our prayers are with your family. Bonnie - You look beautiful! Your new hairdo definitely suits you. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Please give me a call soon. Would love to hear from you. Xoxox Holly

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Marilyn Sgarlata
30 months ago

Many blessings! Prayers!

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Hannah Tobin
48 months ago

This is already so much more than I could've hoped for. Thank you guys so much. It's really so generous and thoughtful, and nobody is obligated. :))

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$6,220 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 48 months
Created April 28, 2015
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Sharon Schifano
4 months ago

Christmas is a time for giving and I can't think of any family I would rather give to! Merry Christmas!

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Anita Dopkosky
30 months ago

You are in my thoughts and prayers

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Tara Pike
30 months ago

Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

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Linda Botzer
30 months ago

Hugs and prayers!

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Holly Conner
48 months ago
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Our prayers are with you all!

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Holly DeLisa Conner
29 months ago

Hannah - You are the best daughter ever! Please pass this message on to your mom and know that our prayers are with your family. Bonnie - You look beautiful! Your new hairdo definitely suits you. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Please give me a call soon. Would love to hear from you. Xoxox Holly

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Marilyn Sgarlata
30 months ago

Many blessings! Prayers!

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Hannah Tobin
48 months ago

This is already so much more than I could've hoped for. Thank you guys so much. It's really so generous and thoughtful, and nobody is obligated. :))

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