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Nichole’s Story

Welcome to Nichole's CaringBridge site. We have so much joy in our lives with Nichole that we can't help but want to share our lives with our Purple Princess. We hope you will be blessed as we are.

Please be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.

The world may see what Nichole cannot do, but we rejoice in the incredible young lady she has become. A fierce prayer warrior in her sister's image, a loyal and loving friend.

Nichole does not mind her litany of diagnoses and she is not the sum of things she cannot do. The world ay see her as a child who does not walk or talk and mistakenly assume she does not understand, but they could not be more wrong. She has a passion for reading and school and loves to encourage others. Nichole has made a powerful impact on many, many lives and we are very grateful.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. We try to update monthly, so check back when you have time.

Doug, Valerie & Nichole

Latest Journal Update

Merry Christmas!

It was an emotional Christmas Eve for Doug & me. We were incredibly blessed to have a fill-in home health nurse who knew Nichole from 5th & 6th grade at Lawndale and we shared some fond memories. Then Christie's kind husband, Jimmy blessed us by putting up blackout curtains for Doug and running an ethernet cable to our TiVo making my life much easier. Salvation Army brought extra meals for the holiday and little helpers had other homemade happies as well. Then our mail included a very generous gift toward Tasheina's scholarship fund (we are making serious progress!), and a couple of beautiful Christmas cards from MSU baseball families. If you have not gotten a picture Christmas card from us, drop me an email at and I will send one if we have any left. The final piece of mail yesterday, though sobering, was from Genesis Legacy of Life and the Medical Education and Research Institute, letting us know the many ways Nichole's body helped teach doctors and further medical research. Nichole gave all of us so much, and I will ever be grateful to have been her mom... Have a  Blessed Christmas with your loved ones!
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Eda Wilson
By Eda Wilson — last edited
May the Hope, Promise and Renewal of Christmas bless you. Blessings in 2015.
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Charlotte Garwood
By Charlotte
Loved hearing how God blessed you in your difficult time.
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Judy and Ken Hammett
By Judy, Ken, Shawnee, Kimberly and Blake
Merry Christmas dear friends. We know how hard the holidays are without our children. But they are with us in our hearts and memories. Nichole is looking down today and smiling at you just as our Kenya, Kiley, Colton, Emmanuel and Domonique are at us. We love you.
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