At eight years old, Nicolas’ only concerns were playing on the soccer field and building his next LEGO set. Then one day, everyday activities became a challenge.
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After searching for answers, it was revealed: Nicolas had brain cancer.
Initially, the Medford family spent many long hours on the road, as Nicolas endured surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments in Portland. With three children to raise and a busy restaurant to manage back home, their stress was great. Then, they learned about Dr. Ellen Plummer, the only pediatric oncologist in the region who could care for Nicolas, close to home at Asante.
Through it all, Nicolas’ buoyant spirit and bravery inspired his family and others. As his treatment ended, the family began giving back to help other children facing illness at Asante. Recently, they showed their gratitude by providing meals to frontline caregivers facing COVID-19 in our community.
“We feel forever indebted to the care providers and donors who helped save our son’s life.”
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