Miracle for Mandie
On May 9, 2014, a week before her 38th birthday, Mandie was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. Completely surprised, she took immediate action and began chemotherapy 10 days later. With only the long distance support of her sister, Molly, who lives in Arizona, Mandie battled through months of chemotherapy.
Fast forward to the present, where Mandie has been a faithful part of the Tom Bunch Team for almost two years, and has quite the customer fan base. After having been in remission for less than a year, she was recently told that a low grade form of the cancer has returned, and if it progresses, she will need to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
Here’s how you can help! Despite paying almost $500 a month in health insurance, Mandie’s medical bills seem insurmountable. Weeks ago, she was unable to receive a much needed PET scan, (used to determine the progress of the cancer), because she had an $11,000 outstanding hospital balance from 2015. Having exhausted all her resources, Tom Bunch and Team turn to you.
Initially, Mandie was quite hesitant about this campaign. After hearing her breakdown on the phone with the hospital, Tom Bunch, employer, began to spin his wheels about how he could help. Treating his employees like family is second nature to him, so when the Go-Fund Me idea was suggested by another employee, he was very receptive. Mandie, on the other hand, having always been extremely independent, was quite reluctant to accept her bosses’ proposal. However, after some consideration, she warmed up to the idea, and finally realized that is it okay to accept help from others.
We welcome and appreciate any penny, prayer or positive thought you are willing to give. Mandie’s well-being is very important to us, and we want to help her in any way possible. Your donation will help Mandie afford the medical treatment she needs.
Please, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and many thanks in advance!
We ask again for more help today, as Mandie is not cleared to return to work until the end of May, three months from now. We need more donations to hold her over until she can return to work, which she is eager to do just as soon her medical team clears her. You all have been so gracious and kind and we are counting on you to continue to hold Mandie up in your prayers as she passes through the last phase of this ordeal. Please give whatever you can give, and know that Mandie and the Tom Bunch Team, and all her family and friends, will be forever grateful to all of you!
First, a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have donated your positive thoughts, prayers, and pennies to our awesome technician, Mandie Miller; we sincerely appreciate it.
Since her initial remission in March, Mandie has participated in a series of monthly chemotherapy treatments. Unfortunately, she has not progressed as doctors hoped she would. On Friday, October 27th, Mandie will undergo a bone marrow transplant; a treatment that will cause her to be out of work for 6 months. Her last day with us before her treatment will be this Thursday, October 19th.
Many of you have benefited from Mandie's skills, and enjoyed her positive personality. Our Go Fund Me Campaign for Mandie is still active, and any penny, prayer, or positive thought sent her way would mean a lot.
My heart skipped a beat when I heard the good news about you being in remission. My sweet late husband Chuck went through all of this. I am so happy to hear this. I pray that you will continue to do well. Mandie, you are a good person. Linda Green (Roswell)
Merry Christmas Mandie. I have had you on my mind so much lately. Glad you had good results and I know that you will continue to do so. Love, Mrs. Green(Roswell)
Is there any way to update the goal? The original GoFundMe was set up a few years ago. She is going to need some help. She is such a good person