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Nicci Sylvester #NicciSTRONG

$23,708 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 311 people in 13 days
Created November 29, 2018
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Nicci Sylvester
is a pillar in the Rochester, Minnesota community. 

You have most likely seen her vibrant self at any number of successful restaurants and events in Rochester (Rochester Golf and Country Club, Chesters, pescara, Thursdays on First, Rochester Fest, the Farmer's Market, Pride Fest, any number of festivals, social justice causes, fundraisers, and her own brain child, TONIC Local Kitchen and Juice Bar, across from St.Mary's Hospital.) 

Nicci is a selfless, tireless servant to others, always full of energy, positivity, passion and love.  Nicci has always been passionate about helping the community (Girl Scouts, Ability Building Center, her church (First Unitarian Universalist)  and those who could not advocate for themselves, and has always stepped up to organize an event, lead a group, cater a gathering, host a party, teaching a cooking class,  or anything else anyone asked of her.  Saying "NO" has never been in her vocabulary.

Nicci received experimental immuno-therapy treatments to combat malignant melanoma over the last year at Mayo Clinic.  She was completely clear of cancer two months ago, but last Monday she felt ill, but pushed through, but was taken down on Friday, jaundiced and in unmanageable pain.  Her dear love, Tim, took her to St Mary's ER, where she was admitted to and by Saturday evening she was in liver failure and on life support. 
Nicci has been unresponsive since this time, and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary's on dialysis to help clear the toxins from her body, caused by the failing liver.  The doctors are working hard to figure out why this has happened, and her family and friends are holding vigil by her side.  

Nicci is always the one stepping up to help others, and so many of you  have reached out to offer help and support.  Nicci's has had some challenges with her insurance, and new coverage does not begin for her until January 1st, 2019.  At this time, she is not covered by any insurance, and in just 5 days time, we cannot even IMAGINE the cost of her care. 
Please consider helping in this way if possible, to help support the dearest people in Nicci's life, her precious children Wyatt(17) and Savana (15), in this difficult time without their mother .  The entire family appreciates all love, support, prayers, strength and well wishes. #NicciSTRONG


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Aside from the RIDICULOUS food, drink & donations...what she would have loved the very most was seeing us all TOGETHER. Seeing so many come together, just because of her, would have really made her blissfully happy. No words could ever convey the gratitude to so many for their part in honoring her life in such an incredible way. Your generosity is overwhelming. She would have been deeply honored. Thank you. Just THANK YOU. ❤️
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Nicci's Celebration of Life could not have been more perfect if she planned it herself! With incredible words by Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer from the First Unitarian Universalist Church, Tony Pester, Nicci's brother and Wyatt Sylvester, Nicci's son, soulful music by the Nodding Wild Onions, good food and drink and hundreds of family and friends flooding her with love.
Today we celebrate with FOOD, and lots of it at Bleu Duck, 12-4pm!
$25/person
Celebrate we will, for life is short but sweet, for certain.
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️The celebration of life for Nicci Sylvester will be Saturday December 8th, 6-8pm. The venue will be the Castle Community, downtown Rochester, 121 North Broadway Ave.
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Raised by 311 people in 13 days
Created November 29, 2018
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