Nicole, 26, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma on her 22nd birthday and underwent numerous chemo treatments and radiation. She was then diagnosed with secondary bone cancer after receiving radiation. In February 2013, Nicole was finally told that she was in remission and then underwent a donor bone marrow transplant. Day one of her transplant was March 8, 2013. Nicole was in intensive care for two weeks after the transplant, fighting many complications. She fought her way to be able to still have her wedding that she had been planning for two years in June of 2013. Upon returning home, she had a hard road to get her strength back. In October of 2013, Nicole was diagnosed with GVHD Disease of the skin, eyes, mouth and lungs. She needs help when doing most daily activities because of this. Due to all of these problems and all the medications that she is on, Nicole is unable to work. She continues to undergo treatments to try and help with her breathing. Nicole was hospitalized on November 11, 2014 through December 1st for pneumonia and inability to breathe. She is now unable to stand or walk, due to being in the hospital for so long. Nicole needs 24/7 care and physical therapy to relearn how to stand up and how to walk. Nicoleâ€™s biggest support has been her husband, whom she does not know how she would do without. Her two dogs are the kids that she can no longer have because of treatments. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and cooking. To help offset the costs associated with this extensive treatment, please consider making a donation on behalf of Nicole and her family. Your support is greatly appreciated!
The Bone Marrow Foundation relies 100% on private donations. Your generous Lifeline Fund donation will make a significant difference in the lives of patients like Nicole.