Community rallies to support young woman battling cancer, two fundraisers planned

NORWICH – The community is rallying together to support Chenango County resident Mindy Ives Natoli, who is battling leukemia now after winning her battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two years ago.

Multiple benefits have been organized and the first is set to take place at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 3 at Smokin’ Bones in Norwich.

“She's an RN, volunteer EMT, volunteer firefighter, huge member of the planning committee for St Baldrick’s, and an amazingly awesome person in our community who needs help,” said her sister-in-law Kobie Decker Natoli. “Her husband Trevor is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT too.”

Mindy was recently diagnosed with AML Leukemia. The medical world believes this a direct result of the chemotherapy she had two years ago while battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Mindy and her husband are currently in Boston while she receives the treatment she needs from the top experts in the field. Family said that Natoli has always been there to help her community, and now it is our turn to show our support in her time of need.

Housing for her husband to stay with her in Boston is $170 per night.

Nearly 200 members of the community have committed to attending the benefit this weekend.

For those who are unable to attend, there are other ways to show support. Team Mindy Ives Natoli support bracelets are available for $2, Mindy support ribbons are $1, paper dahlia's S,M,L are $7, and ‘Fight for Mindy’ car decals are $4.

Another night is set to help support Natoli later this month.

The Village of Oxford Fire Department with the help of its members, local church group, friends and family will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Mindy and Trevor on Saturday April 16, 2016 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, there will be a free will offering (donation) at the door, pre-order take out is available for $8.00 and can be ordered by clicking on “Tickets Available” or by sending an email to

Raffle Tickets (50/50) will be sold during the event and during the weeks leading up to the event with a drawing to take place at the conclusion of the dinner along with a Chinese Auction.

For those who can not make it however would still like to help out a Bank account has been established at NBT and any monetary donations or contributions can be made to the: Village of Oxford Fire Department C/o Mindy Ives Natoli Benefit and mailed to NBT Bank 10 N Canal Street, Oxford NY 13830 C/o Melinda Natoli Benefit or mailed directly to the Village of Oxford Fire Department Po Box 570, Oxford NY 13830.

All proceeds will go directly to Mindy and Trevor for related costs to include, medical, travel, and other necessary costs.

“They couldn't be a more deserving giving couple,” said Kobie Decker Natoli.”

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