Heidi Hellcat is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Nicole Lester.
**update Nov 4.2020. Nicole did her first chemo treatment today. So far she feels good. She continues to show her strength and positivity through this hard journey, she won't always feel great, but she is a fighter**
**Another update. After talking with another friend who is fighting cancer as well, she said Nicole may not he able to work for a year. We are thankful for alo the donations, but after talking with another fighter, I increased it. Let's keep sharing and helping. Thanks so much guys. I saw her on Saturday and she looks amazing. She will heal for about a month and then the chemo starts. With that comes, medication, and the side effects that come with the aggressive chemo.
Thanks again guys. She loves you all.***
***Update. Nicole had her surgery yesterday and did so amazing that they let her out same day! She is doing really well. She thanks everyone for the generous donations and love and support. Thank you everyone. Will keep you updated as there is more to come. ***
Our friend Nicole has received the most soul draining news any of us can get.. she has cancer. It's an aggressive form of invasive ductal carcinoma. If that was not devastating enough, its growing fast, so it means the medical response has to be even faster. Nicole's doctors have to get it out before it spreads. On October 2.2020 Nicole will be undergoing a double mastectomy here in Calgary. She has recieved tests showing her biomarkers are not good and intensive chemotherapy will follow after surgery. Reconstruction surgery is something Nicole and her medical team will decide further down the road. It is a long road and she needs our help. With how fast all of this happened to Nicole, it's been a blur. As we all know Nicole is a ball of energy, always working as hard as she can. Not only does her busy life need to slow down, its come to a complete halt for her to focus on fighting this and winning. As a personal trainer she will be unable to work while recovering. She needs to be face to face with her clients which will be impossible. Nicole has not had anytime to prepare for this as it has happened so fast. Please help ease the burden on her for rent, food, medical bills, parking at the hospital and all the other untold expenses that come into fighting for your life. In a month Nicole has been placed into another reality. Help being her back into our reality. Nicole has said she wants to get back to work asap but she will be recovering from the surgery for at least 2 months and then the aggressive chemo will last at least 4 to 6 months. Please contribute what you can, and know that every single penny helps Nicole in this darkest of times. Thank you for reading and caring about our Nicole. She is always there for us, it's our turn to be there for her. I will keep everyone updated on her progress. ***We increased the amount we are asking due to medications after the fact that are needed that are ridiculously expensive and that she needs a bit longer for recovery than initially anticipated***
***update. Nicole's chemo will start soon and that's going to be longer than we originally anticipated. The meds she has to be on that are quite pricey are now needed regularly, we assumed it would only be needed if her white blood cell count went down but she needs it while on chemo. Radiation will be started down the road. Please keep giving or sharing this, she needs us more than we think***