Let's just start this off by saying how incredible of a human Nicky Welch really is! I have known her for ten years now and have never met someone that is so sweet and kind in my entire life! She would do anything she could to help a friend in need and now needs a little help herself.
She is so humble she would never ask for it though, so that's why I am here!
As I said we have been friends for ten years! I met Nick working at Startek long before she ever got sick! She has always been a hardworker and knew how to hold her own! She then started working in the medical field and was working at Hotel Dieu hospital right before she found out she had Cancer! Let's fast forward a bit to April 15 2014, Nicky was diagnosed with Serious Carcinoma, a type of ovarian cancer.
She had just lost her Mother to Cancer and now finds out she is fighting the battle herself!
April 30 2014 Nicky undergoes surgery to remove the cancer.
They find it is all the way up to her diaphragm and have to remove her uterus, part of her bowels and part of her stomach!
She then had 8 months worth of chemo therapy and the doctors realized her body was not responding to the treatment.
The cancer was continuing to grow.
She was then accepted for a trial chemo treatment in Toronto, she did this for 3 months and it stabilized the cancer for 1 1/2 years.
In this time period Nicky met the love of her life, Sheldon!!!!
They got married last summer and so many of Nicky's dreams started coming true!
Fast forward once again to this past Tuesday, Aug 22 2017.
Nicky had to have yet ANOTHER surgery!
She had been having severe pains and obstructions in her bowels everyday.
The doctors believed they could remove the obstruction and relieve her of the pain!
Unfortunately when they got Nicky opened up, they found a massive growth that was attached to not only her bowel but now her kidney as well!
There was nothing the doctors could do but remove a small piece of her bowel and reattach it.
She now has only one more option, a chemo treatment called Avastin. But she has to wait at least 8 weeks post op to start this.
As you could imagine this is a very hard time both financially and emotionally for both Nicky and Sheldon!
Sheldon works full time to support Nicky, himself and their puppy Harley!!!
Nicky has also ventured into selling younique but has had to take a break since she has been so sick lately.
Sheldon takes time off when he can to take care of her, but bills have constantly been piling up.
There have been numerous costly trips for chemo, a special chair Nicky required and maxed out her credit card to purchase and they just returned from BC where they attended a cancer retreat together.
Nicky needs Sheldon home with her now more than ever. She needs his love and support. But he simply cannot afford to take the time off work to be there with her.
Let's help them raise some money to help with rent and bills and relieve some of their financial stress during this diffucult time in their lives.
That way Sheldon can stay home from work and be there for his wife, she needs and deserves this!!!
Any little donation will help and I truly hope you can find it in your hearts to support this incredible young couple while they have to walk this bumpy road in life!!!
- Melissa Oh
- Ruth Carrigan
- Martina Carey
- Candy Jones
- Sherri Lynn
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