Nicole's Story

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Nicole just wanted to be a kid.  She loved being with her family and spending time with her dog, Koda and guinea pig, Princess.  Her favorite toys to play with were Monster High Dolls and Littlest Pet Shop.  

Nicole was diagnosed with Leukemia on September 11, 2008.  

Nicole finished treatment on March 23, 2011, and then relapsed on May 17, 2011.  After countless visits to the doctor and hospitals, Nicole received a bone marrow transplant on January 16, 2012.  With a perfect matched donor Nicole was in and out of the hospital in 30 days – this was great news as she was expected to stay at least 100 days or more.

She had over 18 great months until rejection to the bone marrow set in. She started treatment again in September of 2013. 

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With now the rejection in full force as well as her leukemia returning, she didn't qualify for any trials.  When Nicole’s parents, Shelly and Jim, told her the cancer was back, she just said, “I want to go home mumma”.  

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