On August 1st, 2017 Nick Petty was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called TPP at Presence Saint Joe’s in Joliet. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a blood disorder that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels. This leads to a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia).  After running tests he was rushed to Edward’s hospital where his Kidney’s begin to fail and shortly after he was unresponsive to the treatment. The doctors at Edward did the best they could with treating him, however, him not responding to the treatment also made him slip into an unresponsive state. On August 14th around 2:30 am Nick had a seizure and they felt it would be the best for Nick to be transported to Rush Hospital in Chicago so that he can get the help that he needs. The Doctors at Rush have treated patients with TPP and they are better equipped to handle him there as well.
As of August 15, 2016 Nick started moving his head and arms. He still has limited movement in his legs so he was given special boots so that his arches don’t fall. He is responding to some questions that he is asked by his doctors and family. However, Nick still has a long road ahead of him. This could have been a complete tragedy but everyday is he making progress and he is surprising doctors, nurses, and pretty much everyone that comes in contact with him. With Nick’s condition the length of time he will spend hospitalized is currently unknown. Upon being released from hospital care, Nick will still spend a significant amount of time rehabilitating.

 Nick is a man of many things and accomplishments. He is a son, a brother, a great friend, athlete, student, and father to three beautiful children. Nia, Nicolas Jr, and Noah. Those who know Nick know him as a positive person always fun to be around. He is kind to those that come in contact with him. He would help anyone during his or her time of need. Now we need your help. All the prayers and positive energy is much needed and appreciated but this GoFundMe is being set up to help with the very costly medical expenses and to cover the loss of wages as he is able to work during this time. All donations are greatly appreciated no matter the size. Please give what you can but most importantly share this fundraiser with everyone on Facebook and all your family and friend contacts. The more people that are able to see this and contribute the more it helps Nick and his family.  Also, the more prayers he gets the better. We are believing, standing in alliance, and praying everyday for a Miracle as the road to recovery for him as just began. Thank you & God bless you!


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  • Martika Small 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
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    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Turkessa Cleaves 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
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    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Neiicey FeaZell 
Bolingbrook, IL
Nicholas Petty 
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