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Aunt Nikki Cancer Fund

$51,385 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 466 people in 21 months
Created November 22, 2017
Our Aunt, Nicole Williams was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma on April 14, 2017. 

Rhabdomyosarcoma rarely occurs in adults.  Greater than 50% of cases are diagnosed before the age of 10.  For unknown reasons, adults with Rhabdomyosarcoma have worse outcomes.  In adults RMS is a very aggressive and highly malignant form of cancer that develops from skeletal muscle cells that have failed to fully differentiate. 

Aunt Nikki had the fight of her life ahead of her.  With 5 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, she had her scan and was cancer free, she was on her way to remission.  Unfortunately, remission was short lived.  On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Thanksgiving Eve we were told the cancer was back and spread to her lymph nodes. 

Our Aunt Nikki is full of life.  Her smile is contagious and lights up a room.  She is a fun loving compassionate person.  She is a beautiful, kind and always has a positive outlook with everyone she meets.  Aunt Nikki and Uncle Tommy have 2 children, Tommy (5) and Taylor (3).  Her family is her heart and soul.  She gets the most joy while spending time with them and Uncle Tommy.

She starts 3 more treatments of chemotherapy next week and the bills from the first round of treatments have already began to build.  We are hoping to help them by offsetting past and present medical bills as they continually pile up.

Please consider helping our Aunt Nikki and Uncle Tommy during this difficult journey.

With all of our love,
Joseph, Danny, Cailey, Olivia, Anthony and Nicholas
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Message from Uncle Tommy,

On behalf of our family, I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our heart's for everyone's kindness and generosity. The night before Thanksgiving as many people are aware, our family was hit with devastating news. A biopsy performed on Nikki proved that sarcoma has spread to Nikki's lymph nodes. We are truly grateful for the medical insurance that is provided for our family. Unfortunately, there are many expenses throughout this terrible journey that have not been covered including the current medication needed for Nikki.
On Monday November 27, 2017 Nikki and I were made aware that days prior, our nieces and nephews set up a "Go Fund Me" page to help our family. The overwhelming support that we have received from all of you is truly a gift of God. Words cannot express what this means to Nikki and our family. We love and appreciate all of you and will never forget what all of you have done for us.
Please continue to keep Nikki in your prayers. Forever humble and truly grateful.

Tommy, Nikki, Tommy Jr. and Taylor Nicole
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So happy to announce that in just a day and a half we have passed $17000 so far in fundraising out of our $25000 goal to cover most of the previous rounds of chemo. Because of the recent momentum, we decided to double the goal, and stride to get $50000 now to hopefully cover the future costs! We are all grateful that there are so many people that want to help our Aunt Nikki in her tough battle with cancer.
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$51,385 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 466 people in 21 months
Created November 22, 2017
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