Kim was diagnosed with AML Leukemia on July 22, 2009, just after she finished high school. She'd been feeling well, just showing a few bruises when she went to Primary Childrens Medical Center for a heart surgery to fix a relatively minor condition she's had since she was born. A blood test before the surgery showed that her blood had been completely taken over by the cancer. They admitted her that day and began treatment right away. She went through five long rounds of chemotherapy, doing relatively well, with the exception of one infection that led to a very scary stay in the Pediatric ICU. She spent almost all of that time in the hospital, with just a few breaks to go home. By the end of March 2010 she was allowed to go home for good- officially in remission! She was so excited to finally go to USU Fall semester, and got strait A's in all of her classes! Psychology, Humanities, Family Finance and ANATOMY. Not a week after finals, at a regular check up at PCMC, her blood tests showed that her cancer was back. And thus began round two- Kim's goal was to make it to a bone marrow transplant. We had found a donor, so all that was left was to get her in remission once more. After three rounds of chemotherapy, her body was no longer strong enough to keep fighting, no matter that her spirit was. She will always be with us. 7:48 pm, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beautiful Wood Plaque given to Our Family by Our Friend Ben Rogers on April 10th, 2011.


  1. Just thinking about you today , Em. Love ya!

  2. I would like the Nelson family to know that we will be remembering Kim tomorrow on the one year anniversary of her passing. I will never forget how I felt when we learned that Kim had passed. We think of your family often and want you to know that we have not forgotten Kim or her beautiful smile. Although we never got to meet her we were touched by her life.

    Lots of love,
    Jill (Erin's mom -