McCLURE — As he watched his 6-12 months-outdated stepdaughter run all-around a Bowling Environmentally friendly soccer field, Nick Nicely shifted uncomfortably on the picnic table.
The Otsego High University graduate likes to be in the history, as father to Vivian and his new child son Holden, partner, trainer and coach.
Cancer has put him on stage, less than the highlight.
“I just want to be there for Vivian and at least mentor my son’s to start with ball staff,” Niceley stated.
The 40-calendar year-outdated was not too long ago diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer. A benefit, arranged by family and pals, to help with his health care charges will be held Sept. 11 at Otsego.
Niceley and his lengthy-time girlfriend Krissy had just welcomed their son, Holden, in March when their environment turned upside down this summer season.
“I had some belly pain that dissipated above a span of a couple months, then it arrived back again. It was things that I could just manage, and I’m a extremely stubborn person,” Niceley reported.
A person evening, the ache was also considerably to ignore.
“My pet dog woke me up to go outside and I experienced to phone an ambulance mainly because the belly soreness was so intolerable,” he mentioned.
The ache went absent all over again in the unexpected emergency home, but exams were being ordered.
“They said they noticed a couple things they essential to look into further more.”
A colonoscopy was scheduled for the early morning, June 11.
“And the medical doctor, before he even gave me the colonoscopy, claimed that he was very confident that it was cancer.”
That was immediately confirmed when the method started out. Future, was pinpointing how lousy the cancer was.
“Then the doctors’ appointments started, and consultations,” said Niceley, who is acquiring treatment at Toledo Clinic.
His initially surgical treatment was on June 23. Medical professionals removed element of his colon and lymph nodes for a biopsy.
Properly explained that 12 of the 26 lymph nodes examined constructive for cancer. A place on his liver was also noted, alongside with a film on his bladder that was removed.
A PET scan, for the comprehensive physique, and an MRI showed the place on the liver was really two smaller sized spots upcoming to each individual other.
“I’m getting the favourable that two smaller spots are going to be killed off, far more than one particular big location,” Niceley explained.
He’s had a session at the Cleveland Clinic.
Chemotherapy started out before this thirty day period and will go on for six months. As of now, radiation is not desired.
Niceley’s relatives is not far absent as he goes by this fight. His cousin Margo Deidrick accompanied him for this job interview and has been by his aspect for professional medical appointments.
His dad and mom, Jim and Linda, dwell just a mile down the street and quit in day-to-day to support with the infant.
“The help process, I don’t even have words for it. It is been quite overwhelming,” Niceley stated. “I enjoy the words and the cards that men and women have sent, or just a swift textual content. Individuals indicate just as considerably as anything else anybody could do.
“Just to say that you’re imagining of me, for people today to give me their time is additional than anything at all I could check with for.”
He also joined a Fb guidance group.
“I’m blessed that I have, what I have right now, in contrast to some of them,” Niceley stated.
Soon after being off perform for eight months considering the fact that his analysis, Niceley not long ago returned as the campus manager for Hondrus Faculty of Nursing, which has 7 campuses, like 5 in Ohio. Niceley is centered out of Maumee.
He also runs Latitude 41 Volleyball Club in Bowling Environmentally friendly.
Niceley is an Owens Community University and Bowling Inexperienced Point out College graduate. He also coached junior varsity volleyball and baseball at Otsego, alongside with some vacation groups.
Even though a college student at Otsego, he performed soccer, basketball and baseball.
“I adore sports activities,” Nicely reported. “I can split down expertise. I enjoy the competitiveness of volleyball. Earning little ones believe about items, alternatively of just utilizing their athletic ability, is some thing that I have tried out to instill in them.”
Advantage, evening meal and auctions
Support Nick Niceley with his clinical bills at the Sept. 11 occasion, from 4-8 p.m. at Otsego Higher School.
There will be foodstuff, for a donation, a dunk tank, and a 5-6 p.m. quarter auction.
The silent auction will be from 4-7 p.m. Live auctions will characteristic a seven-night Myrtle Seaside condo, a fishing charter journey in Michigan, a $500 gift certificate for beef from Sattler’s Family Meats in Napoleon and Ohio State-Michigan soccer tickets.
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