Friday, June 18, 2010


Hi Everyone!

Sorry I have not been able to post or to email anyone. It is a bad situation here. I am doing everything I can to make things OK here. Now the last few months you know that Vince has been through the ringer with his health. He had his donor kidney removed to find out that it was given to him WITH CANCER ALREADY IN IT!!! The cancer has gone to his lymph nodes and now he has the decision of chemo or hospice. We have not told Vince yet how bad it is. He is very week, sick most of time, and can no longer speak clearly due to the stroke. My main problem is finding in home help for Vince. So my call to all of you is... if you know anyone in the Sacramento, CA area that can donate time to help Vince please have them email me.
I found out yesterday that In Home Health Services that Vince already gets (100 hours a month) is laying off 1,000 people this month. So county, city, and state help is at a stand still.

I hope all of you are doing well and life is treating you kindly.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. Nicole, there are no words.
    I hope you take strength from the thoughts and prayers sent to you from across the country.

  2. I'm so sorry for Vince and your family....I sure hope you get some responses or at least can check with other state/city agencies to get some assistance!! Best of luck to you all.

  3. Hi Nicole saw you in Maries blog.
    I had tears in my eyes reading your blog about your Bro Vince, so sorry. Life is so hard for some and we wonder why.
    They say God has a lifes plan for all of us, but I will never undestand why the wrong people seem to bear so much. I only hope he can have some peaceful days. That was criminal that doctors could do such a thing, and all that health care being scrapped not good.
    I do hope you find some help, and will say a pray for you.
    Love and best wishes
    Elizabeth K. from Aus. XXXX

  4. oh Nicole - I obviously can't help you out with ideas for carers but can offer you my thoughts and some big cyber hugs from Australia.

    I have my fingers and toes crossed for you and Vince that you get the help needed.


  5. I'm speechless! Unbelievable! I will continue to pray. Please remember we are all here for you. Best of luck in finding home health care. I wish I had a solution for you.

  6. Nicole Iam so here for you! I wish I could hold your hand through this you and your family have had enough hurt! Please don't hesitate to e-mail me unfortunatly I have "been there done that" so you have me when ever you need it! All my love to you and Cyber hugs always! I so wish there was more I could do you have been so sweet to me!


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