Help Nikki Kiss Cancer Good-Bye!!!

You never think “it’s”gonna happen to you... till it does. Everyone’s “it” is different.... maybe it’s the positive pregnancy test, or the acceptance letter into your dream job... maybe your “it” is the passing of a close family member, or a breathtaking medical diagnosis. Whatever “it” is for you... we all have an it, and in those moments we realize that they will be defining points of reference in our life. 
My “it”... is
Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma. 
Its a very rare and very aggressive subtype of Bone Cancer. I was diagnosed in July of 2009 with this rare tumor in my right sinus cavity.
I had 6 months of aggressive chemo,
2 surgeries and  several blood transfusions .... but in the end, with the help of friends, family and even my HS classmates....  I beat it.
ive spent the last 7 1/2 years Cancer free and loving life. I’ve traveled, I’ve loved and I’ve done it all with a new founded appreciation that I took from that experience. 
In October of 2017 my love, Kris Roehrig and I set sail for St John USVI with hopes of building a wood shop to help the restoration process after the hurricanes. It’s been difficult but we have worked hard and have been blessed with success in that endeavor and have created a very comfortable life here. We have a duck named Goose, a pup Bodie, and a black kitty, Tiki.... and of course each other.
It’s quite the little dream come true....but then there’s that “it”.

Like I said, you never think it’s gonna happen to you... until it does. I started having sinus issues in December 2017 which I attributed to the common cold, dust and molds. They are abundant here.  Then it got worse and worse.  The beginning of May 2018, just a few weeks ago, the right side of my nose became completely closed off, no air flow at all now with persistent sinus infection and  sparatic unwarrented nose bleeds.  
We paid out of pocket for a CT, which revealed an almost 3cm around tumor in my nasopharyngeal cavity that is eroding the bone on my right side sinus and 2 other separate growths on pterygoid plates.. needless to say, it isn’t good. 
We are turning over every stone to get insurance set up and money lined up for the flights it’ll take to get to a hospital stateside. But currently we don’t have insurace and so we are having to go through an elongated process to try and get financial help in that lieu of time so that I can get to a dr. Our plan is to get to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa as Kris has family there that can help with a place to stay while I receive treatment.
Everyday is precious as this tumor is actively growing bigger even as I sit typing this. 
Kris n I are helpers, we are givers, so asking for help financially is difficult for us both, but at this point our backs are against a wall. Any donation will be used for medical expenses and it will be greatly appreciated by me and my family. Thank you in advance for your time, thoughts, prayers and if possible a donation. God Bless.

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  • Dennis Gill 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 13 mos
  • Caroline Huggins  
    • $5 
    • 15 mos
  • James Henry 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Kareem Wazwaz 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
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Nikki Power 
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St John, VI
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