Donelle Meniketti

  • God and My Family give me the love & strength to fight!

    God and My Family give me the love & strength to fight!

Donelle Meniketti

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Raised: $26,897

Goal: $29,500

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Dear Friends & Family,

Every year is a blessing and celebration! This year I will celebrate my 7-year survivor anniversary on July 25th!!! Praise God!!! In October, I was able to celebrate the wedding of Ryan and Chantell and on Christmas Eve I was thrilled to watch Kyle propose to Madeline. I thank each of you for your continued prayers, love, and support and a special thanks for supporting me in my fundraising for this deadly disease.

When I was diagnosed in 2015 the 5-year survival rate was 6% and today it is 11%. That is a huge increase!!! Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) has made this success possible!

This past year has been a bumpy road for all of us. Covid-19 has isolated us from those we love and those who support each of us throughout our lives! Thankfully, my family and I received our vaccines and I am able to get the love and healing hugs from Ryan and Kyle and my parents (after 15 long months)

As you all know, I ended up in the hospital 3 times in 2-1/2 months, at the beginning of 2021. Being alone in the hospital for a total of 26 days was the hardest part. I can't imagine how difficult it was for people with Covid and their families!

I am so thankful for the wonderful care I receive at UCSF, Johns Hopkins, and Sutter Sacramento. I have the most wonderful medical teams a person could ask for. In March I had lung radiation at Johns Hopkins. In June, after finding a spot in my pancreas I returned to Johns Hopkins and had 5 weeks of radiation on the pancreas. Currently, I am receiving chemotherapy and am so thankful that I am able to be treated. I Praise God for carrying me through these treatments and keeping me feeling great and enjoying life!

I will beat this cancer. I am determined to be the one to share my testimony about the fight, the hope and the wonders of God who has blessed and carried me through everything. I live and fight this terrible disease everyday because I know with continued research and new treatments they will find a cure. I just need to hang in there until they discover it.

I would be so grateful if you would join me in this fight. You can support me and my fight against pancreatic cancer by donating and/or by joining my team!

It has been a wonderful year! God is good and I am blessed to have each of you!

Thank you so much!!!

With Love & Blessings,

Donelle
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Donelle's Achievements

  • Connected
    to Facebook to
    Fundraise

  • Made a
    Personal
    Donation

  • Updated
    My Fundraising
    Page

  • Reached
    Fundraising
    Goal

  • I'm a
    PurpleStride
    Alum

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational
    packets

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 1 research
    grantee for 3 weeks

  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raised $1K
    to be in the
    Grand Club

About PanCAN's PurpleStride

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On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place across the country, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together and walk to honor everyone affected by the disease.

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