Vondra is a mother to three boys.Her 11-year-old son was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor in his right kidney when he was 4. He lost the kidney. He went through radiation and chemotherapy. He has been in remission for three years, and next March, his doctors will consider him cancer free, his mother said.Her 8-year-old son was born prematurely and as an infant, had to be fed with a feeding tube.Her 7-year-old son is biologically her nephew. She adopted him four years ago to rescue him from an abusive household where drugs were used, she said. She couldn’t leave him in foster care.But Vondra’s children aren’t the only ones in the family who have seen their share of trouble.Vondra, 47, of Fort Worth had a blood disorder called thalassemia back in 1995 and became so ill that she had to stop working as a private nurse.“I’ve already lived years past my life expectancy,” she said. “That’s right, but I’m still here.”Vondra said her household relies heavily on her disability payments and food stamps, but she receives no other government aid, she said. That’s why she applied to the Goodfellow Fund this year.She used the $50 gift cards she received to buy her boys “skinny jeans,” she said, giggling. She also got them necessities, such as socks and underwear, by shopping the sales, she said.“Christmas is going to be great this year,” she said. “I think it’s going to be better for them because they get to wake up and know they have something they wouldn’t have had. And now they don’t have to feel like Mama had to sacrifice for them to be able to have something. That’s something that this program is able to give people – peace of mind.”Vondra said she knows she’s blessed, but this year she feels especially feels it.“Between Mama and babies, we’ve been through it,” she said. “So when I say that this Goodfellow program is a blessing, it’s a blessing.”The fund hopes to help almost 20,000 children like Vondra’s this holiday season. That means Goodfellows needs contributions of about $1 million. Can you help?