Support Dr. Kilgore-Nolan's Fight Against Cancer

My name is Dr. Ade Akhetuamhen. My wonderful friend, Dr. Marquita Kilgore-Nolan, has a one-of-a-kind story as a first-generation college graduate, medical doctor, and Harvard business school student diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
She has overcome a lot to accomplish her goals and has extraordinary promise. Her life goal is to use her MD/MBA experiences to discover new equitable health care solutions that our world desperately needs. She graduated from Emory University with the highest honors and Yale School of Medicine with all clinical honors before matching into her top choice for Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Duke University. She is currently a third-year Duke OBGYN resident. She was also accepted into Harvard Business School, where she intends to finish her MBA after completing her residency.
Her cancer and related complications have led to several obstacles and interruptions in her training, but she has resumed residency and is pushing forward! She has endured SEVERE physical, psychological, and financial stress while caring for her patients during a devastating pandemic and simultaneously surviving cancer. She’s STILL STANDING STRONG and making progress, but we want to send her a powerful reminder that we’re ALL standing with her.
To understand more about Dr. Kilgore Nolan through her own words, read her lifestyle blog, The HAPPIest MD, where she bares her soul and documents her journey to her HAPPIest life - full of Health, Authenticity, Passion, Purpose, and Innovation:
Renew & Relaunch : How Becoming the Patient Fortified my Journey as The HAPPIest MD (Cancer Reflection)
From the Projects to the Ivy League Part 2 : How I Learned to Apply the Best of Both My Worlds
Any donated funds will go towards Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s:
  • Medical bills
  • Medical licensing exam expenses
  • Self-care
  • Professional disability insurance
  • OBGYN training materials
  • Job search/relocation expenses
  • Student debt
  • Mission: To learn more about Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s mission, visit
Donations will be collected throughout summer 2023 and gifted in increments to Dr. Kilgore-Nolan.
Ask anyone who REALLY knows Dr. Kilgore-Nolan…she will continue to pay any blessings she receives forward! Most importantly, she is a kind, humble soul who seeks to bless others, and we hope you will join us in blessing her!
***If you are interested in following Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s story, she intends to start sharing Instagram updates @drkilgorenolan and sending e-mail updates to those who subscribe to after she successfully progresses to her fourth and final year of residency.
***Please share widely and encourage others to join Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s Tribe with #DKNTribe.
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Ade Akhetuamhen
Burlington, NC
Marquita Kilgore-Nolan

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