Nicole is a mama to four beautiful baby girls, a Cheer mom, a Wife to Joe Defalco, a Manager at her current job (yes, she still continues to occasionally work through all of this...I have no idea how?) and the best friend to many many fortunate people. Her first battle with cancer started earlier this year when Melanoma was discovered and she had to do through a surgery called Wide Excision to remove the Melanoma. We thought she was good to go. Fast forward a few months to May 2018 where it was discovered she had Stage 3C Metastatic Uterine Cancer. The large tumor had spread from her endometrial lining through her uterus and into her cervix and nearby lymph nodes. In June she had a complete hysterectomy to remove all they could and then began her Chemo journey in July. More recently, it was discovered there are additional lymph node and lung involvement which is now being treated with DAILY radiation on top of WEEKLY chemo. Nicole has also tested positive for Lynch syndrome (MSH2) which is a genetic predisposition to cancer, especially colon and uterine cancer. Nicole will need to fight cancer for the rest of her life. Being that she is going through this rigorous treatment, it is near impossible for her to cook dinner, clean her home, care for her family, drive herself or her children to work/school/activities, do braids or ponytails for school pictures, grocery shopping etc. Nicole shouldn't be working and will be forced to stop very soon as the treatments are really taking a toll on her body. She shouldn't be fighting so hard to make money for her family and her medical treatment that she compromising her ability to rest, restore and kick cancers ass.
Your contribution to Nicole and her family will give her the chance to not only fight for herself, but also fight for her family and friends. Her children need her and they need us. Many people are asking what they can do to help, this is it. Every penny counts. Every share counts.
- Heather Glass
- SUSAN BRINGARDNER
- Mary Ellen Reddan
- Isaac Hall
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