Michelle's Battle with Lung Cancer
Organized by: Harly Farey
Michelle and her baby
March 20, 2017
Michelle Bonilla is an amazing human who is going through a difficult time right now, and we are asking for your help. As she entered her second trimester of pregnancy, the doctors finally figured out why she was experiencing sickness and pain – she was diagnosed with stage III lung cancer. The doctors believe that she had ovarian cancer, which metastasized to her lungs and throat. The diagnosis quickly evolved to stage IV. Michelle is currently in her second cycle of chemotherapy, and is making trips to the hospital four times a week. The doctors at some point will have to induce childbirth, and Michelle’s daughter will be introduced to the world prematurely to increase the intensity of her treatment. Unfortunately, because of her pregnancy and cancer, she is unable to work, the endless bills are piling up. We ask for you to help us help her by contributing any amount to this crowdfunding campaign.
From Michelle’s sister: “I love my sister. Mikki is one of the most easy-going, gentle and noble people that I know. She is also the best Tía (aunt) to my eight-year-old daughter. She had been wanting to be a mother for a long time, and we were all excited when life granted her that wish and she became pregnant. Our world was turned upside down as we progressed through different stages of her illness. It’s been very difficult and I thank you for your prayers and positive energy. I admire my sister's strength in such a difficult situation, the strength to go through all these hurdles and the fight for her daughter, my niece, to be born. I also thank you for your contributions to help her through these hard times.” – Harly