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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