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 6, 2011

Memorial Fund

We have created a memorial fund for Kimberly at the USU Community Credit Union. I know many of you have been asking about this, so we finally have it taken care of. You can call or visit any branch, and ask for the Kimberly Nelson Donation Fund, and they will be able to help you.

As a side note, we are still planning to represent Kim at the Relay for Life event on April 15th.

1 comment:

  1. I am a mother of four children in arizona who is also battling cancer and I ran across Kim's blog and I just wanted to say that she is such an inspiration and seems like an amazing gal!! I know she is enjoying heaven and I am so glad you feel her Spirit so close by!
    My breast cancer has now spread to the rest of my body, and most recently to my brain. I know what is like to fight cancer and it is such a tough battle. And to be happy at the same tough is such a struggle. Kims seems like such a light and amazing example. I am so glad you have this blog so I can also know Kim through your words!
    Love to your family!!
    Christa Johnson of Arizona, and fellow cancer patient