Nicolette Ricci, Putnam, CT
HUSBAND AND SON (8); GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 7 - 12, 2016; VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER IN 2014 WITH BRCA1 DELETERIOUS MUTATION & BRCA2 POLYMORPHISM, BILATERAL MASTECTOMY & HYSTERECTOMY IN MAY OF 2015, METASTASIZED TO BRAIN, CYBERKNIFE TREATMENT. SHE IS NOW PREPARING FOR HER END-OF-LIFE CARE. NOMINATED BY ROSE BOVE, LAROSE CANCER CENTER, DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL.
VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT, TENNESSEE
Fun & Happiness in The Smoky Mountains...
August 15, 2016
Today I sat down and went thru all the items that were in the pink gift bins in our room at the DreamMore, everything is so thoughtful and heartwarming I can not thank you enough! I'm looking forward to seeing the videos. I was so nervous but the crew was so nice and extra sweet to my son too. I had such a wonderful time on this year's LESLIE'S WEEK I would like to try to fundraise for LESLIE'S WEEK and I would love to come back next year!
I would have liked to have had more time with the other Stage 4 women and the people of LESLIE'S WEEK, Sandra, Nicole, Terry, Jean, and Heather I'd love to have the time to have an air conditioned sit down dinner with everyone, I'd love for all of us especially the kids to get to have some type of activity together too! I absolutely love what you did and want you to know I want to help and be more involved. Does LESLIE'S WEEK have a fundraising site where i can but something like a T-Shirt or coffee mug with the LESLIE'S WEEK logo on it and part of the proceeds go right back to LESLIE'S WEEK? I would buy many a LESLIE'S WEEK T-Shirt or sweat shirt and I would ask all my friends and family to do the same!
Please keep in touch, thank you!!!!
August 3, 2016
NOTE FROM A LESLIE'S WEEK WOMAN GOING TO TENNESSEE IN SEPTEMBER: Nicolette I thank you for sharing your story. I too have a son, and feel its important for him to see us fighting this fight. My husband and son are the reason why I force myself at times to get up and out of bed in the morning. Its important to make "fun" memories to outlast the down times. You and your family are in my prayers and we will continue to fight!
DECEMBER 29, 2016
Nicolette Ricci Swabby died today from Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Frank, and her 9 year-old son, Ivan. She left the Earth plane and landed in the hands of God. She is looking after those she loves from His spectacular view. She will always be remembered for her beatific smile and radiant presence. Nicolette was God's "one of a kind" creations. We will miss her but she will always be in our Memories that Outlast Cancer.
"Don't look back. You're not going that way!"