Mother of Notre Dame football player battling stage 4 cancer – how to help
The mother of a Notre Dame football player needs your help. Nilka Mickey, the mother of Fighting Irish cornerback jaden mickey, has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since February of 2020 and unfortunately, insurance isn’t doing her any favors.
Family and friends of Nilka and Jaden set up a Go Fund Me to help cover expenses of the rigorous treatment that Momma Mickey faces. From the Go Fund Me page:
Hello, I am Shelbi Walker. In February 2020, my dear friend, Nilka Mickey, was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. The Cancer has metastasized, and she has exhausted all treatments that are covered by her insurance. Nilka has been fighting for three years and is now in a position to go to a treatment center outside of California to fight even harder. The treatments offered at this center include traditional and alternative medicine. In order to maximize its effectiveness, Nilka has to undergo treatments every day, for 12 weeks. These treatments are expensive and because she is currently unable to work, and must relocate to Arizona, she and Lamar need your help. The Mickey’s are pillars of our community and they have always been there to support others. Now, it’s our turn to rally around them and help them raise the funds to save Nilka’s life and fight Cancer.
As of this posting, the Mickey’s have been able to raise just over $66,000 of their $150,000 goal. You can help them get closer to that goal number by donating here – and if you can’t donate monetarily a retweet or share of their story certainly wouldn’t hurt.
Certainly all of the best to Nilka, Jaden and the entire Mickey family as not just the Notre Dame family but the entire college football family is pulling for you all.
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