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This fundraiser ended on 12/10/11

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The family and friends of Nicole are joining forces to raise money to help her FIGHT breast cancer. Any help you can GIVE is Wonderful!!!

Our Daughter, Nicole Johann, is thirty-three years old, the wife of Christopher and mother of three wonderful little girls, Katie, 8 yrs old, Emily, 5 yrs old and Allyson 2 yrs old.

Nicole was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in one of her breasts in February 2011. Thankfully it was caught early and her prognosis is excellent. After testing, it was found that she is a carrier of the BRCA-1 gene for breast cancer. This information, along with doctor’s recommendations and many family discussions, led her to a tough decision to make at such a young age, whether or not to have a mastectomy. After all the discussions and much thought, Nicole chose to have a double mastectomy. With the high risk of her cancer coming back again, the risk was too great not to make this decision.

Since making her decision, Nicole has successfully completed three months chemotherapy treatments. The end results of the chemo treatments show no signs of cancer at this time. This was great news, but we knew it was not the end. Nicole has since had her double mastectomy and everything went according to the doctor’s plan. Nicole is currently in the re-habilitation phase from her surgery. This surgery is a temporary first step in her reconstructive ordeal. In the very near future, Nicole will start her radiation treatments, which are 28 consecutive Monday through Fridays. When she completes her radiation therapy, she will have approximately one month off before she will go back in for her final breast reconstructive surgery, followed by six weeks of recovery.

We're not sure what their total expenses will be - but we needed to do something to help Nicole and Chris so they can focus all of their energy and strength on winning this battle! The money donated will be used to pay for medical expenses and to help with daily living expenses. Nicole and Chris live off the income from Chris's flooring business, and with the time he has taken off to care for Nicole, they are starting to feel the stress, financially, of fighting this battle. Please keep Nicole and Chris in your prayers at this time! Nicole and Chris need all your support, and prayers to help them stay strong through this trial.

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Nicole's name and send to: Bill & Fran Farrington, 16 Shirley Lane, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Nicole has been receiving her radiation treatments for just over a week, and she is doing wonderful with it. She has had no side effects. We are very PROUD of her and how she displays her STRENGHT while going down this path. Thanks to all who have donated so far, and thanks to those who are helping by spreading the word. May your families have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nicole is still doing GREAT! The treatments are going well and her HAIR is coming so full. She looks cute with the short hair, just like her Mom. Anyway, just wanted to keep everyone up to date. Stay tuned........
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