Refuse to Lose - Immunotherapy

$71,720 of $60k goal

Raised by 652 people in 14 months
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Donna Trost Pedersen  BEACON, NY
When I started my family I had dreams of watching my children grow and have children of their own. Now this cancer is threatening to cut my time with them short. I refuse to lose and miss out. I have been through 6 different chemotherapies and two rounds of radiation only to be told that there is nothing more they can do! My only option is to head out of New York for a brand new therapy that insurance companies refuse to cover.

Many of you who know me know that it is incredibly hard for me to ask for help but....... my family means the world to me and I refuse to lose any of this precious time with them!
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Update 5
Posted by Donna Trost Pedersen
3 months ago
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Wow - what a year this has been. I feel incredibly blessed that I was able to share another Christmas with my beautiful children and family. It would not have been possible without all of your support and prayers.
We are now spending one day a week in Boston - they are running a trial that matched my needs. It's a lot of travel but it has quickly become just another part of our lives and as always we are adjusting. Keep those prayers coming - We will find out in a month or two how it's working!

The words"thank you" could never fully express how I feel but they are all that I have so... Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Update 4
Posted by Donna Trost Pedersen
14 months ago
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Hey! OK first I ask for help and then I start my own blog! Two things in one week that I never thought I would do! The website is www.refuse2losemom.com
I promise to try and keep things as up to date and real as possible.
We are all still quite overwhelmed. The kids are really excited, Craig and I a little nervous, but we are ready to go! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help.
You are why I started - thank you!
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Update 3
Posted by Donna Trost Pedersen
14 months ago
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Wow! A few days ago I was sitting staring at my phone ( much as I am doing now) wondering how on earth we were going to make this giant leap to a possible life saving treatment. I knew it was time to ask for help, even though it is something I have a REALLY hard time with. Never did I expect the response we received. I am in awe and am truly humbled.

We, as a family, are now able to travel across the country and try to kick this cancer to the curb!

As my nephew said "the world really is good". We are so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends! From the bottom of my heart we thank you for allowing us to go on this journey and your kindness will forever be remembered!
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Update 2
Posted by Donna Trost Pedersen
14 months ago
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What an amazing moment! I feel so honored and blessed to feel so much love! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us on this journey!
My wish is for many many more if there's moments!
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Teri Zuchowski
14 months ago
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Stay strong and keep believing!

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Mimi Roma
2 months ago

Sending many prayers and blessings your way!!

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Alison Gail
3 months ago

Sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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Georgina Murphy
3 months ago

I have never stopped saying prayers nor will I until you tell me that I should.

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Paulette Papo Pettorossi
3 months ago

Thinking and praying every night for you sending lots of hope and ❤️Your way

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Trish Ann Darcy Silverman
3 months ago

Praying hard! Sending hugs and lots of love! Xoxoxo

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Jamie Lynn Banks
12 months ago

I love you Donna and think about you all the time......♥

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Jim Miscedra
13 months ago

Love you Donna. Thinking of you, Craig and the kids constantly. If anyone can do this, it is surely you!

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Carmela Cervone Walden-Lail
14 months ago

Sorry Donna I was so excited about how much your fundraiser has made that I lost my ability to spell. I meant to write GO KICK ASS NOT GO KISS ASS. But I am sure you figured that out.

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Carmela Cervone Walden-Lail
14 months ago

Donna I am so happen for you and your family. The response of this wonderful community is unbelievable .My late husband Dennis always said that we were so blessed to live in such a caring and loving community. He always said it was the best place to live and raise a family. I am sure that he is looking down with a big smile on his face . No one is more deserving than you and your family. Remember we are all behind you. SO GO KISS ASS. We love you.

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Lisa Tiren
14 months ago

We love u Donna!! U got this and all of us are behind u 100%!

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Jo Marie Brennan
14 months ago

How wonderful, God bless you on your journey!

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Colleen Coughlin
14 months ago

Love you more than you will ever know, you'll always be like a second mom to me!! Stay strong, you got this !!!

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Stacey DiMarco
14 months ago

Hi Donna, I'm so happy to see your goal has been met! Stay strong and I'll keep praying for you and your family! Love, Stacey

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Trish Ann Darcy Silverman
14 months ago

So, so happy that your goal has been met! Prayers, hugs and love to all of you!!! You are so strong and so deserving of all this love! ❤️❤️

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Rebecca Simmons
14 months ago

We're getting close, girl!...Feel the love!

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Kristin Carpenter Coughlin
14 months ago

We love love you Donna!! You will beat this! Colleen and I are here for you if you need anything!

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Stacey Marie
14 months ago

The power of strength in numbers! Remember you don't have to do this alone we are all here behind you the whole way! Continuous prayers for you and your family! Stacey Crusie

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Jennifer Hernandez
14 months ago

Stay strong girl!!! You are such an inspiration. Ronnie and Stevie are praying for you too!!! You got this!!! Love the Hernandez, and Reynolds family xoxoxo

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Mary Cooper
14 months ago

Prayers go with you. God Bless!

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$71,720 of $60k goal

Raised by 652 people in 14 months
Created February 18, 2016
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Donna Trost Pedersen  
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$25
Ilene Smith
13 months ago
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Your an inspiration to others!!! Keep fighting!!!

MC
$25
Melissa Citrin
14 months ago
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Praying for you!

FF
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Fornino Family
14 months ago
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$50
Maria Robillard
14 months ago
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I think about you and your family often. We share a common enemy that needs to be crushed! Go get em for all of us!

ZK
$100
Zainab Khan
14 months ago
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I am praying for your health.

KF
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Kacie Foster
14 months ago
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Thoughts and prayers

CT
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Chris Thorn
14 months ago
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SK
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Sami & Cheryl Kuka
14 months ago
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Refuse to Lose! Go Kick A$$! Our thoughts are with you and your family

JD
$50
Jeanine DiStefano
14 months ago
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You are an amazing woman and mother, keep fighting knowing all our prayers are behind you!!!!!

$100
Harry Holmes
14 months ago
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Teri Zuchowski
14 months ago
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Stay strong and keep believing!

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Mimi Roma
2 months ago

Sending many prayers and blessings your way!!

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Alison Gail
3 months ago

Sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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Georgina Murphy
3 months ago

I have never stopped saying prayers nor will I until you tell me that I should.

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Paulette Papo Pettorossi
3 months ago

Thinking and praying every night for you sending lots of hope and ❤️Your way

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Trish Ann Darcy Silverman
3 months ago

Praying hard! Sending hugs and lots of love! Xoxoxo

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Jamie Lynn Banks
12 months ago

I love you Donna and think about you all the time......♥

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Jim Miscedra
13 months ago

Love you Donna. Thinking of you, Craig and the kids constantly. If anyone can do this, it is surely you!

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Carmela Cervone Walden-Lail
14 months ago

Sorry Donna I was so excited about how much your fundraiser has made that I lost my ability to spell. I meant to write GO KICK ASS NOT GO KISS ASS. But I am sure you figured that out.

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Carmela Cervone Walden-Lail
14 months ago

Donna I am so happen for you and your family. The response of this wonderful community is unbelievable .My late husband Dennis always said that we were so blessed to live in such a caring and loving community. He always said it was the best place to live and raise a family. I am sure that he is looking down with a big smile on his face . No one is more deserving than you and your family. Remember we are all behind you. SO GO KISS ASS. We love you.

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Lisa Tiren
14 months ago

We love u Donna!! U got this and all of us are behind u 100%!

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Jo Marie Brennan
14 months ago

How wonderful, God bless you on your journey!

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Colleen Coughlin
14 months ago

Love you more than you will ever know, you'll always be like a second mom to me!! Stay strong, you got this !!!

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Stacey DiMarco
14 months ago

Hi Donna, I'm so happy to see your goal has been met! Stay strong and I'll keep praying for you and your family! Love, Stacey

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Trish Ann Darcy Silverman
14 months ago

So, so happy that your goal has been met! Prayers, hugs and love to all of you!!! You are so strong and so deserving of all this love! ❤️❤️

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Rebecca Simmons
14 months ago

We're getting close, girl!...Feel the love!

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Kristin Carpenter Coughlin
14 months ago

We love love you Donna!! You will beat this! Colleen and I are here for you if you need anything!

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Stacey Marie
14 months ago

The power of strength in numbers! Remember you don't have to do this alone we are all here behind you the whole way! Continuous prayers for you and your family! Stacey Crusie

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Jennifer Hernandez
14 months ago

Stay strong girl!!! You are such an inspiration. Ronnie and Stevie are praying for you too!!! You got this!!! Love the Hernandez, and Reynolds family xoxoxo

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Mary Cooper
14 months ago

Prayers go with you. God Bless!

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