Bonnie's Story

The Bonnie's Bus Mobile Mammography Program was created in honor of Bonnie Wells Wilson.  Bonnie was a devoted wife to her high school sweetheart, mother of four, and grandmother of seven. 

Battling breast cancer for almost twenty years, Bonnie succumbed to the disease in 1992.  Bonnie’s daughter, Bonnie “Jo” Statler, describes her mother as a woman that “lived life to the fullest.”  

Bonnie Jo Statler and Bonnie Wells Wilson (mother).Bonnie spent her life in a remote area of the state with no access to screening mammography.  Jo and Ben Statler wanted to ensure that other families would not lose their mother from lack of access to mammograms. 

Collage of family group photos of the Statler family.
The bus and mammograms are made possible through a generous gift from Jo and Ben Statler to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in 2009. Their donation underwrote the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program as well as two endowed research positions at WVU.