Fund the Fight for Nicole

$8,710 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 111 people in 28 months
In December 2015, at only 29 years old, our sweet friend Nicole was diagnosed with a grade IV glioblastoma (cancerous brain tumor).  She underwent surgery on December 24th at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke in Durham, North Carolina. After her quick recovery, Nicole started daily radiation and chemotherapy (in the form of oral pills called Temodar) on January 25th.  Both forms of daily treatment will last six weeks, ending at the beginning of March 2016. Nicole will then continue 5  doses of chemo a month for an entire year. 

Following radiation, Nicole will be participating in a clinical trial at Duke called Elevate.  The clinical trial will take place approximately once a month in Durham for 20 months.
 
Nicole and her family will be making multiple trips to Durham over the next two years.  Medical bills, medications, gas, hotels, food, travel, etc. will strain Nicole as she battles for her life against the grade IV glioblastoma. So many sweet, supportive, and encouraging friends and family have asked how they can help as she continues to fight.  Any and all donations and gifts to this site will be greatly appreciated by her and her family.
 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" Jeremiah 29:11
 

The encouragement and support shown by family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and other community individuals has been astonishing as the McGuinness family and Nicole have battled the diagnosis and treatment plan. They are so blessed by the outpouring of love and inspiration shown by folks throughout the community.  They are beyond grateful for any and all gifts and most importantly, the prayers.
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Nicole has now had two MRI's since her surgery. Both MRI's have showed NO tumor growth, the resection hole closing, and less swelling. All great news! Nicole is continuing with 5 days of chemo each month, as well as getting vaccines as part of her clinical trial. She is optimistic and excited about her future!
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Nicole's dear friend, Brooke Lupton, has created an amazing, masterpiece giraffe shirt for Nicole's Angels Among Us Walk.

Visit Salty Girl Designs to find the pink and navy giraffe shirts!

Www.saltygirldesigns.com/collections/all

To join Nicole and her team, MC Angels Stroll for Nicole, visit
http://dccc.convio.net/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=1330&team_id=22518
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Nicole's sweet and dear friend, Blaire Cooke, owns Southern Grown Clothing and Gifts in New Bern, NC. She has graciously offered to sell beautiful Girlie Girl T-Shirts to Fund the Fight for Nicole!

Please visit her facebook page here for more information:
https://www.facebook.com/Southern-Grown-Clothing-Gifts-463212307191325/?fref=nf

Nicole is utterly grateful for her support and encouragement!
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Nicole and her family are overwhelmed at the love and support shown by their family and friends. We are forever grateful for the donations and prayers!

A sweet friend and former classmate of Nicole's, Kristi Paylor, owns a quaint and adorable boutique in Beaufort, NC. Please visit Beaufort Flair to shop for a darling necklace in which the proceeds will Fund Nicole's Fight!
http://beaufort-flair.myshopify.com/collections/bf-coastal/products/geometric-tassel
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$8,710 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 111 people in 28 months
Created February 12, 2016
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$100
Anonymous
22 months ago
MA
$100
Margo Alfieri
26 months ago

Nicole, I am so proud to call you my friend and Meredith sister! You are beautiful, strong, and beyond thoughtful. Keep on pushing through - you've got this! :) Love, Margo

RT
$50
Rhonda Todd
26 months ago

Sweet Girl, Holding you closely in my prayers - He is a God of miracles. Keep your faith and know you are loved! Sparkle and Shine ♥

BF
$350
Beaufort Flair
27 months ago

You are constantly in my thoughts! XOXO Kristi Paylor

$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
ML
$50
Melissa LeClair
27 months ago

Love ya!!

LS
$100
Lisa & Russ Swisshelm
27 months ago

Nicole we are praying for you daily and we won't stop until you are well! Stay strong and know that you are not alone!

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