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I am very lucky to have three lovely daughters. Kate, Nicola and Caroline. In July 2008 Nicola started to limp. By October her limp was so severe that she made an appointment to see an orthopaedic specialist. Just before her appointment she went to Germany on a business trip, slipped and fell, breaking the top of her femur. She had an operation in Dusseldorf to pin her leg and hip and her brave journey began. Nicola was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and her determination to find a way to fight this horrible disease by natural methods was inspirational. Her end goal was to survive and have a family. That was all she wanted. She was a very well informed and intelligent young woman and her journey led her on to an holistic route that worked for her for four years. Her body was in a good place and she became pregnant. Nic was passionate about the importance of a healthy diet to avoid chronic illnesses, so she studied nutrition at Manchester University, completing the first year of a three year course while she was pregnant. She talked about contacting Jamie Oliver to join him in his campaign to educate and help others. Baby Harriet was born in June 2012. However, as soon as Harriet arrived it was clear that the Myeloma was back. Nic had no choice but to go down the conventional route and accepted Chemotherapy and a Full Donor Stem Cell Transplant. Her treatment was very successful and our Christmas present was that she was officially in remission. Very tragically in February 2013, she lost her battle as a result of infection. Harriet was 8 months old. Nicola was 35.

My beautiful Nicola was a magnet. She lit up a room when she walked in and wore a smile even when she felt unwell. She was an amazing inspiration and I feel immensely proud of her.

Nicola gifted her beautiful little daughter to her wonderful husband Rudy and all of us as a family. It is very important that we continue to raise money and awareness about a disease that gets little attention. I want Harriet to know how wonderful her mummy was and that the value of her life will never fade.

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Raising money for

Myeloma UK

Myeloma UK

Charity Registration No. SC026116

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma. We provide information and support to patients and their families and help myeloma patients live longer, with a better quality of life by accelerating the discovery, development of and access to new treatments.

Raising money for

Run by Myeloma UK

Charity Registration No. SC026116

Donations 7

Well done Pat for having done the race. Nic is always in our thoughts and we miss her. But we are so blessed to have known her. Thank you

Donation by Nicole and Issy xxx on 07/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Just giving is such a fantastic name for this website and describes our wonderful Pat in one. We miss Nicola with all our hearts, and not one day goes by when we don't think of her.

Donation by Karl and Marina on 06/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

My best buddy, miss you nicola everyday you were an amazing person xxxx lorna well done pat you are doing amazing nic would be very proud x

Donation by Anonymous on 06/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

well done lovely cousin! You and all the family are always in our thoughts. Nic was a little beacon and still remains that way. X S and B

Donation by Stuart and Barbs on 04/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Nic was only here for 35 years......not long enough She was so beautiful both inside and out Full of positive energy....that rubbed off on all around. And blessed with you for her Mum

Donation by Chrissie Butterfield on 01/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Pat, you, Nicola and your family have changed my life. You are all true inspirations. Nicola will be immensely proud of you. Looking forward so much to tomorrow and all our forthcoming events xxx

Donation by The Petersons on 31/08/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

So proud of you Pat, you are a truly amazing woman and I am blessed to call you my friend. Nic touched so many and she was so strong and positive- a true inspiration and she will never be forgotten X

Donation by Anonymous on 31/08/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£265.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£265.00
  • Gift Aid£66.25

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