Nickie Fowler is my loving wife and the mother of our 4 children. In addition to being an active member of the community and our church, she is also a tireless advocate for our 15 year old son with autism.
On October 2, 2017 we found out that Nickie has stage 4 colon cancer, with metastases to her peritoneum. In 2018, she underwent Folfox chemotherapy, and on February 21, 2018, she had an abdominal surgery known as HIPEC. By summer of 2018, she was declared free of disease.
In 2019, cancer has returned. She will undergo a 2nd round of chemo, and another surgery.
As her husband of 17 years, I have witnessed Nickie climb mountains, run marathons, volunteer in school, work in the community, help those less fortunate, and love her family endlessly. I have no doubt that she has the strength, conviction, and sheer stubbornness to beat cancer.
Thank you to our friends and family for the limitless, unwavering faith and support through this time. We love you all.
John, Nickie, Evan, William, Sophie, and Thomas Fowler
Really quick update - As expected, this first round of FOLFOX was really rough. Nickie has been sleeping almost non-stop since Thursday. The nausea and pain has been quite bad, but her meds have been helping. Today she's up and moving around a little, so starting to see some improvement.