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Memorial and funeral cost

$5,250 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 13 months
Created December 28, 2017
Nicole Siedschlag was physically and slightly mentally challenged for her entire life.  Her first 21 years of life she  lived  normally and very happily. Nicole was never  capable of  working , cooking,  or caring  for her own personal hygiene properly. Her mother (Cathy Mandel) cared for her just as you would a toddler for her entire life. At age 22 high blood pressure turned into kidney failure. This of course meant it would be necessary to receive hemodialysis multiple times per week until her kidney could be transplanted. (5 1/2 year wait )
   Cathy had to quit her full-time job as a bank teller to further facilitate the growing medical needs. Thankfully there was a tax funded program (thank you access) which minimally compensated her for the medical support services she  provided to Nicole. Due to the kidney failure and side effects from the hemodialysis   Nicole consistently struggled with fluid retention on her lungs which involved multiple hospitalizations (3 to 4 per year, 10 days per visit) over the 5 1/2 years of waiting for a donor kidney. The doctors could never explain the reason for the fluid retention but always  considered it  to be pneumonia. She was always assured the new kidney would be the solution to the  retention of fluid  on her lungs.   
 In November, 2016 Nicole received a new kidney.    Unfortunately, the transplant did not resolve the fluid retention issues.  December 5, 2017 She was admitted for pneumonia  for the 3rd time since her transplant. This time her lung  completely collapsed,  she was not able to  breathe on her own.   Through all of her hospital stays, Nicole was never left alone. Her mother spent 12 to 14  hours, many times 24 hours, per day and the  remainder of  time was divided among immediate family.   No parent ever considers having to bury their child at 29 years old.  Cathy does not have the means to provide a proper burial and memorial service. Every dollar collected will be applied directly to Funeral and memorial services. Any leftover funds will be donated to the Tinley Park district with the hopes of having a tree planted in her honor.
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My thanks once again to everyone for everything , kind words to donations. Everything is very much appreciated. This will be the final update, the page will be removed at the end of the week. Cost for the services, final resting place and the luncheon totaled $12,958.00 There are still plans to plant a tree in her name this year. We will post on facebook when details are final, thinking mid September.
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I would like to update and thank everyone for their heart felt comments and financial donations. Today our beloved Nicole will be waked at lawn furnal home. http://lawnfh.com/. The total for the services is approximately $9,000, including a reduced rate that they have extended to us. A cost of apporoximately $3,000 was paid to Resurrection Cemetery. She will forever be at rest in a crypt, graciously made available by her loving aunt, Debbie Mandel.
Fred Terrile has covered the cost of the floral arrangements for the wake.
I would also like to thank Limo Bellissimo. https://limobellissimo.net/ for providing a reduced rate car service for the Funeral.
Jim and Vicki Hunziker will be providing sandwiches and cookies from Panera Bread. A very special thanks to Brittany Carroll, her sister Monica, mother Debbie, and her father Fred Siedschlag, for reaching out to Nicole time and time again. Your kindness and love for our family will not be forgotten. Once again thank you to every single person thinking of Nicole and her family.
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Please use the link for detailed information on Nicole's funeral arrangements .

http://lawnfh.com/vis_detail.asp?ID=2822
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$5,250 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 13 months
Created December 28, 2017
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MC
$50
Michele Costello
13 months ago
CS
$200
Crystal & Lee Siedchlag
13 months ago
JS
$100
JIM SMITH
13 months ago
JA
$50
John Armstrong
13 months ago
AA
$100
Anthony Aziz
13 months ago
MG
$25
Margaret Garbarino
13 months ago
RC
$40
Ruth Campos
13 months ago
KH
$125
Karen Hestroffer
13 months ago
MD
$50
Michael D'Amico
13 months ago
MP
$50
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Putz
13 months ago
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