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Rest in Peace, Nicole


Monday, August 20, 2012

My good SparkFriend, NICOLE12-01 lost her battle with breast cancer yesterday. Nicole was so dear to me even though I never met her in person. We went through so many of the same milestones at the same time. We both lost over 100 lbs at around the same time, we did C25K together and ran our first half marathons on the same day. She delivered her beautiful little girl 3 months before I delivered mine. We both had strained relationships with our moms. We both gained more weight than we wanted to during our pregnancies. Only she got the shock of her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer when the lump she thought was a clogged duct from breastfeeding turned out to be a malignant tumor.

Her last blog details what a fighter she was and the battle she was determined to win:
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My heart aches for her husband Matt and her beautiful 11-month old daughter Adelyn. The past few months we kept in touch mostly by playing Words With Friends and chatting about our daughters and every game I'd have to get up the nerve to ask how she was doing, and she was always so strong and determined, but knew that she was in for the fight of her life, especially when chemotherapy stopped working.

I'll miss you, Nicole. I remember how proud we both were on October 3, 2010 when we finished 13.1 miles "together." I remember how proud you were to become a mom to that gorgeous baby girl in September 2011. And I will never ever forget that you never gave up. I know that you are no longer suffering. I know that you are in a better place. And I know you will be missed by so many.
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SAMSPARK1 9/9/2012 10:35AM

    OMG! I just saw this now and am weeping. So sad! I am so sorry for your loss & my heart is breaking for her family & friends. What a terrible disease!! Seriously though reading things like this remind me to appreciate the little things and not sweat the small stuff. Sometimes I need to be reminded not to take life for granted... emoticon

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INBRAZILFORNOW 9/3/2012 11:35AM

    What a shock. I pray for her, her family, and all the people she has touched. Hugs.

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NIELSENSLADY 8/28/2012 10:24PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss! emoticon emoticon

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LEAN-N-LEXY 8/26/2012 9:22AM

    Hugs to you. Prayers to all her friends and family.

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CHICAT63 8/25/2012 7:42AM

    I just saw this Kristina, I am so very sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and her family as well.

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CREATINGAMANDA 8/24/2012 8:37PM

    So sorry to hear about this emoticon

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SWAZY33 8/23/2012 7:36AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend :(

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SLPORTER1978 8/22/2012 2:57PM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Nicole's family.

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MICHELAR 8/22/2012 1:45PM

    I am so sorry and my thoughts are with you and Nicole's family. This is a wonderful tribute to her.
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FROGGERHKC 8/22/2012 1:01PM

    So sorry to hear this. Even though you never met in person, it sounds like you both went through a lot together, I am sorry for the loss of your friend.
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KITHKINCAID 8/22/2012 11:34AM

    Such sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss and for the loss of that baby girl's mother. My heart is with her family. Cancer sucks so bad!

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DOTTIEJANE1 8/22/2012 10:34AM

    Thoughts annd prayers to you and her family . Such an amazing person , and such comforting memoriers. Hugs.

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DRB13_1 8/22/2012 1:30AM

    wow, this makes me realize how very short our time is, and we never know when it will be up...
always tell the people you love how important they are to you, leave nothing unsaid.
thanks for sharing Nicole's story...what a lovely tribute. You were a good friend

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LAURIETAIT 8/21/2012 11:39PM

    How sad for her family and friends. Too many wonderful people are taken in their prime by this horrid disease. My Spark friend BARBIETEC beat breast cancer once but it's returned in her spine and brain. Her courage humbles me.

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PURPLE180 8/21/2012 9:40PM

    I am so sorry to hear this...my heart aches as well. I will be praying for her family.

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BELIEVER104 8/21/2012 8:57PM

    My thoughts go out to you and Nicole's family. What a lovely tribute. emoticon

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ANDASI 8/21/2012 7:24PM

    emoticon Very sad emoticon

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NURSELAUREN 8/21/2012 4:16PM

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SEEHOLZ 8/21/2012 4:04PM

    I bet that you'll never run another marathon without thinking about her--- how cool you'll always have that very happy memory!

I am sad beyond words- what a nice tribute to your dear friend!

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 8/21/2012 1:30PM

    Sorry that you have lost such a dear friend, wish I could have "met" that amazing person as well. My thoughts go out to you and her family.

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HEALTHYL1 8/21/2012 1:13PM

    This is so sad. My thoughts go out to her family and thank you for sharing her story. It sounds like you had a wonderful friendship.

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NATPLUMMER 8/21/2012 1:08PM

    Oh, no!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 8/21/2012 11:28AM

    She sounds like a beautiful woman.

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MRS.CARLY 8/21/2012 10:57AM

    That is so incredibly sad and completely unexpected I'm sure for both her and her husband and family! That poor baby, and that family. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. Such devastating news, I will add her family to my prayers.

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MBSHAZZER 8/21/2012 10:50AM

    Wow, how sad and horrible.

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 8/21/2012 10:47AM

    super sad. I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to her daughter and husband.

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JOANIEBUG46 8/21/2012 10:45AM

    What a wonderful tribute to your special friend. Thank you so much for sharing it with us -- it is truly an inspiration. I pray that her husband will find strength to keep going and remember the many good times they shared and that her daughter will grow up learning about her terrific Mom.
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SLFRISBEY 8/21/2012 10:41AM

    My heart goes out to this family. Thanks for sharing Nicole's leacy with us.

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MISSFORTE 8/21/2012 10:40AM

    take my breath away, wish I would have met her thru Spark maybe I can now with the link you provided thank you for the opportunity.\\i hope you area and will be coping ok to.


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SKINNYPOWELL1 8/21/2012 10:34AM

    emoticon Sounds like you both truly touched each others lives, what a great friendship. Sending you added strength during your difficult time.

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TARANITUP 8/21/2012 10:24AM

    This is just a sin - a baby growing up without her mother. Thank you for paying her the final compliment of directing us to her blog and her story so she can be celebrated by many.

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BRIDGIEEE 8/21/2012 10:13AM

    My prayers are with her family and friends.

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/21/2012 10:11AM

    Thank you so much for posting this. This is so sad.

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ABETTERBECKY 8/21/2012 10:04AM

    Thank you for this blog Kristina - so very very sad.

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FREES1 8/21/2012 9:16AM

    what a beautiful blog to a beautiful woman... thanks for sharing Karvy - and I am sorry for your loss.

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ALEXTRIFYING 8/21/2012 8:42AM

    i am so sorry to hear this. she sounds like an amazing person. this is a beautiful post. i'm praying for her family emoticon

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BOOTS1221 8/21/2012 8:31AM

    Beautiful words for your dear friend. I am so sorry and I will keep her friends & family in my prayers..

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RUNNER4LIFE08 8/21/2012 8:28AM

    What a great tribute to your Spark friend. Even though you never met you both were connected in so many ways. Big hugs as you deal with her loss. She did sound like a fighter and it is so sad what her baby girl and husband must be going through.

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FITBECKSRN24 8/21/2012 8:20AM

    I was also one of her friends here on spark and often wondered how she was doing. This makes me so sad. Especially for her husband and daughter. I cannot even imagine. My heart aches for them.

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IBSHAUN 8/21/2012 8:15AM

    Makes my heart so sad to read your blog about your friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and daughter, her friends and family. Sending hugs your way.

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WANT2BEFIT10 8/21/2012 7:21AM

    Beautiful blog....I can't believe she's gone :(

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STFRENCH 8/21/2012 4:05AM

    My thoughts are with her family and friends xx

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/21/2012 1:05AM

    Words just don't come at a time like this. I will be praying for her husband, baby, family and friends.

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SUNSHINE084 8/20/2012 11:10PM

    Yes May she Rest in Peace. She is an Angel from heaven now looking down on all of us.

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SEPPIESUSAN 8/20/2012 10:21PM

    This is so sad... I am so sorry.

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_TRIXIE_ 8/20/2012 8:45PM

    Karvs, thank you VERY MUCH for letting us know. This is absolutely heartbreaking. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and for that lovely baby girl. There just aren't any words...

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KOMTRIA 8/20/2012 8:27PM

  So very sad. My heart breaks for you and her family.
I went to see Nicole's blog and saw her beautiful baby pictures and I am so sad. My daughter had her first daughter this past November. I can hardly breathe thinking of Nicole's baby without her mother.

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TIME4AFITME 8/20/2012 8:12PM

    sorry for the loss of your friend.

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MANDA2424 8/20/2012 8:06PM

    so sorry for the loss of your friend

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MRSCLAUS46 8/20/2012 8:04PM

    So sorry for the loss of your friend.........don't know what else to say, but I will keep you and Nicole's family in my prayers. emoticon

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