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The artist, who teaches at Parsons, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer last month and given a 60% chance of surviving five years.
Nine days later, real-estate agent Elisa, 36, learned she has incurable breast cancer – and just a 16% chance of surviving five years.
Friends and family have rallied around the Bonds, helping them get to their many doctor appointments and care for their toddler.
They set up a website to collect donations to cover the expense of their illnesses – and nearly $60,000 has now been raised.
About half that came in Friday, when News readers like Matthew Zachary, 36, a brain cancer survivor from Brooklyn, were moved to give whatever they could.
“I just want them to know they’re not alone – they can beat this,” said Zachary, who’s been cancer-free for 15 years.
The heart-wrenching story was also picked up by news outlets across the country and as far away as London.
The Bonds, who were too sick to speak to reporters Friday, are drawing strength from the compassion of perfect strangers.