The Madeleine Mission

For: Madeleine Bonta
Organizer: Anonymous
$9,620
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 35 donors
96% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Madeleine Bonta was diagnosed with melanoma in early 2012 during her senior year in high school. Madeleine has endured a lot of poking and prodding, scans, surgery, chemo, and radiation with grace and courage. Madeleine and her family made frequent trips to southern California for treatment and she recently had a baseball-sized tumor removed from her liver. She is currently receiving treatment at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD, where she was accepted into an adoptive cell therapy (TIL) trial that has worked well for patients with the same kind of cancer as Madeleine.

There are hundreds of people praying for Madeleine, but some of us would like to do more to help this extraordinary young woman battle cancer. The airfare, hotel, and other expenses associated with Madeleine's care are mounting, so we’ve created this site to help lessen that burden for the Bonta family.

We encourage you to visit Madeleine's blog at http://madeleineblogger.blogspot.com/.



Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 27, 2013

Posted on October 27, 2013

Madeleine is in a new test trial being conducted by UCSF. She's a pretty sick cookie but fighting valiantly. We hope and pray that the new treatment keeps the melanoma from growing and that Madeleine will be completely healed. 

This fundraiser ends in five days and we're only $1000 away from our goal of $10,000. 

The Bonta family is grateful for your donations and your prayers. God bless you.

Posted on October 7, 2013

Posted on October 7, 2013

Scans performed at the NIH revealed that the TIL treatment wasn't working. Madeleine has returned home and the Bontas are pursuing other treatment options. Please pray that another regimen that is effective will be found.

Posted on September 30, 2013

Posted on September 30, 2013

Madeleine and Deanne return to the NIH in Bethesda tomorrow for tests to see how the TIL cells are doing in their search and destroy mission. Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.

Madeleine's blog has more information about her progress and some terrific new photos - check it out - http://madeleineblogger.blogspot.com/.

We're close to our goal of raising $10,000 for the Bonta family. The deadline  to make a donations has been extended to October 31. Thanks to all for your donations!

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