A GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist Donna Mahony with upcoming medical and travel expenses associated with the treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension. Donna is a long time domain industry leader who is most known for creating and operating Domain Boardroom. The campaign has a fundraising goal of $7,500, and about $2,000 has been raised so far.
Joe Styler tweeted out a link to the Go Fund Me campaign this afternoon:
If anyone is interested in helping someone who has done a lot to help the domain industry please donate at the gofundme https://t.co/zO4f4VlZ1g
— Joe Styler (@jjstyler) March 2, 2020
The GoFundMe campaign was created by Brian Gilbert. Brian’s wife Charlie Gilbert passed away in January of 2019 after a long battle with Pulmonary Hypertension. Here’s an excerpt from the campaign describing Donna’s medical condition, upcoming medical procedures, and how the funds that are raised will be used:
“Not surprisingly, Donna’s condition has worsened over the last couple of years which prompted her doctors to take more aggressive actions. She’s been tested, retested, and tested again. They’ve determined that her version of Pulmonary Hypertension is CTEPH (Chronic ThromboEmbolic Pulmonary Hypertension). This is kind of good news as it means she could be a candidate for PTE (Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy) surgery. Her doctors in Phoenix have sent all of her records to UCSD (University of California San Diego). USCD is the number 1 hospital in the world for PTE surgery.
Donna’s case has been accepted by USCD and she is set to arrive there on 4/21 for three days of testing. Once the test results are back, UCSD will then determine if they can move forward with the PTE surgery.
Traveling from her home in Chino Valley, AZ to San Diego, CA with meds, oxygen equipment, and a slew of other things needed to support her comes with its own set of obstacles. She has a very dear friend, Roxanne, who will be taking Donna to San Diego and staying with her to make sure she gets to all of her testing appointments. If Donna is given the green light for surgery, that will take place on 4/28. Roxanne will stay until Donna is stable post surgery and then head back to Arizona. Once Donna completes the post surgery rehab (3-4 days in ICU and approximately 2 weeks in a step down unit), she will be discharged. Roxanne will then make the trip back to San Diego ahead of Donna’s discharge to pick her up and bring her back to Chino Valley.”
Donna has always been supportive of me, and I appreciate her advice and friendship over the years. I know she is in for a difficult fight, but I have faith that she will prevail. I wish her good health, happiness, and good humor through this difficult time.