Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cindy's Celebration of Life video

This video was created for Cindy Nixon's Celebration of Life. It pays tribute to her life from her childhood to shortly before she passed away. Two special songs, one chosen by her Dad and the other one Cindy loved, were used to tell her story.
Songs - If Tomorrow Never Comes / Garth Brooks

Just Breathe / Pearl Jam

The Facebook group, Think Pink for Cindy is still going strong with over 900 members. We welcome your visit!
Facebook group: Think Pink for Cindy
and request to join.
The family is still on the mend and busy working at healing a little more every day. An update will be added soon!
Thank-you for continuing to follow along with Cindy's life. We appreciate your support!

Friday, August 24, 2012

About

k Pink for Cindy. A landing place to keep updated on a cancer victim's story.

Hello everyone! Welcome to Think Pink for Cindy.

Cindy passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, very suddenly from a vicious cancer attack, leaving behind her loving husband Brad, 10 yr old son Kaelan, and 14 month old daughter Lena. With only 2 weeks notice.

Having just moved from eastern Canada, they had just settled down in Alberta to be closer to family when Cindy became ill. Cancer took Cindy very quickly and unexpectedly, leaving the family devastated while trying to find their new normal once again.

This young family is in need of prayers and financial support. Cindy had no life insurance.

Why Think Pink? 



When good humoured Cindy was receiving radiation, she expressed wishing she had a pink wig to wear for when her own hair fell out. As a complete surprise, a friend brought in a hot pink wig which she sported on Facebook!  She was ecstatic! :)

Cindy ran into health complications shortly after. Friend Amy came up with the idea to launch pictures for Cindy to offer additional support, and collaborating with Lisa and Aunt Donna, they came up with Think Pink for Cindy, a group on Facebook where everyone could band together and offer Cindy encouragement.





Participants eagerly shared pink pictures of all things pink. Over the course of just a few days, Cindy's followers grew to over 800+. The support was absolutely outstanding!

Think Pink slideshow is HERE.

Cindy scrolled through the photos and encouragement daily, exclaiming, "This is crazy!" Updates were made as they transpired, and everyone banded together in an effort to help support a girl in need.

Unfortunately, Cindy lost her fight with cancer. Upon her passing, Think Pink simply needed a more permanent landing page to help support the family, so here we are.

 We are so glad you are here and we hope you will continue to pray and help support Cindy's husband and two young children as they travel through many difficult firsts.

Thank-you so much for visiting Think Pink for Cindy!




Read Cindy's entire story HERE.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

An amazing Think Pink video slide show

A video collage of all the beautiful pink submissions that arrived on Cindy's behalf while she fought cancer. via Think Pink For Cindy

So what happens when one puts out a call for all things pink in support of a girl fighting cancer?

You deliver, that's what happens.

Picture upon picture started to arrive in Facebook's Think Pink for Cindy group.

So in memory of Cindy and all the photos she enjoyed, here they are in a slideshow.


Thank-you for helping to create this beautiful collage of pink inspiration on Cindy's behalf. 

Thank-you for Thinking Pink For Cindy.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Donate

Think Pink for Cindy - Donate page - Thank-you for your support!



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Please note these are 'no receipt' donations.

Thank-you so very much!

Events


~ Current Fundraisers ~

Donations going straight to Cindy's family are very much appreciated!

Paypal or check/cheque


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On August 10/2012 Cindy Nixon was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer. Her loved ones were left devastated when she succumbed to her illness just 12 short days later. Cindy left behind her two precious young children, an amazing husband and countless other family members and friends. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her with her contagious laugh and kind heart. 

$10 from the sale of every necklace will go to "Think Pink for Cindy", a charity devoted to lending support to the Nixon family in their time of need. Cindy may be gone but she will live on forever in our hearts.

Gorgeous 1 1/4" Stainless Steel Heart Washer with an beautiful Angel Charm the lays perfectly behind the heart and Swarovski Channel set stone (your choice of colour) stamped with 'Forever in my Heart'. Each Necklace comes with an 18" Singapore chain.

Since each piece of Jewelry is Hand Stamped, please expect that there will be some variation with each piece. You'll notice that the lettering isn't always straight or perfect, but that adds to the unique charm of your Jewelry!

Please allow 2-3 weeks for production


Order HERE

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Jennifer Kemp is donating her Scentsy commissions to help support the family!

She is in Chilliwack, BC however will send wherever you desire.

email: jenniferkemp12@yahoo.ca

Order online at:

Cindy's Think Pink Party HERE


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Brianne Marble is offering her September commissons on sales from her Swiss skin care line, consisting of cosmetics, health and wellness products that are vegan certified and botanically based. No formaldehyde, petroleum, parabens, etc.

Facebook

brianne_marble@hotmail.com

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Karen Hipson printed out a lovely label created by Wendy Reeves, and created donation jars she's stationing in different base locations, in Cold Lake, Alberta. For current locations, please join the Facebook Group, Think Pink for Cindy and watch for Karen's updates!

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Would you like to print out the poster/label?

Email Wendy Reeves at krisandwendy@sympatico.ca

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~ Past Fundraisers ~




Carla Lammina hosted a Facebook auction with her products to help raise money for the family.
Thanks so much Carla!

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Friend Wendy Reeves of Petawawa, Ontario where Cindy and Brad use to live, was part of a neighbourhood BBQ on Sat Aug 25th with the premise to raise donations for Cindy's family. Some even came in PINK! :)

Wendy also petitioned her facebook page for donations and folks have been sending her etransfers, cash and some cheques. Thanks so much Wendy!

How to help


Are you interested in organizing a fund raiser of some type?

An auction?

Have a unique way you could help?

Or otherwise?

We'd so much appreciate your efforts and would love to help promote you!

please email:

donna@funkyjunkinteriors.net

with

THINK PINK in the subject line.

Thank-you!

Cindy's story


Cindy's Story


Cindy grew up in the mountain surrounded small town of Chilliwack, located in British Columbia, Canada.  She had one sister and many friends that adored her.


If you were to ask any of her friends how they felt about Cindy, her humour, jokes and smiles were her most prominent feature. Everyone just felt good around her!


Picture courtesy of Del Rio, Cindy's good friend

After highschool, Cindy joined basic training for the Reserves, where she met Brad for the first time. She also went back to school in 2003, making the Dean's List in her English course.


Cindy and Brad eventually caught up again through the military a few years later, started dating and, you guessed it, got married.

The newlyweds settled in Borden, Ontario in 2006 with Cindy's son Kaelan. 


Life was great! But the young couple had other dreams transpiring as well.

Cindy and Brad wanted another child, however ran into fertility issues. They struggled for 7 years when they finally received the wonderful news... a baby was on the way!


The family was destined to move yet again, so they made their way to Petawawa, Ontario in 2007. Lena arrived in 2011. Cindy took on the role of stay at home mom, loving her children to pieces. You could tell how much her children were adored by her Facebook posts, keeping friends and family tightly in the loop every day.

Cindy just had a real zest for life.  She had a wonderful sense of humour, keeping her friends in stitches! And why not? Life was an awesome ride! They had everything. A lovely home and a beautiful family.

The Nixons started to get the tug to move closer to the west coast where the rest of their families were, so they then got stationed to Cold Lake, Alberta in July 2012. Only one province away from family now!

They barely unpacked when Cindy started to feel ill. They had been planning a trip to BC to visit family, but quickly changed plans when Cindy ran into complications.  On July 27 she went to get checked out.

They ran some tests and surgery was scheduled for August 7th with plans of a biopsy.


Shortly after, they informed the family she had Choriocarcinoma, a cancer that was very treatable. The doctors eased the families fears, and Cindy was scheduled for immediate chemotherapy.


Cindy being Cindy, she took everything in stride. Always smiling, always vowing to fight this beast and always had time to post a funny status on Facebook!


Good friends came for visits, keeping that beautiful smile going.


Cindy then started to joke about losing her hair and wishing for a pink wig. Well, lo and behold, friend Wendy had one promptly sent over and knowing Cindy, she was all over it!

Things started to get complicated fast though. Really fast. Cindy posted frequent updates so her loved ones could keep up with her dramatically changing statuses. Until she couldn't any longer.



Aunt Donna then fired up a post on her own Facebook requesting prayer, creating an enormous wave of immediate support. And the support grew and grew. Donna soon realized Cindy needed a special place online.


This is when friends Amy and Lisa joined in. Amy came up with the idea to share pictures to support Cindy, and together they decided on the facebook group, Think Pink for Cindy. 

The premise? Supporters could come online and show their PINK in support of Cindy's fight.




Build it and they will come indeed. The flood of pink support started to pour in, mixed in with plenty of get well wishes and hospital updates.

Click HERE for a Pink Think slideshow

But the  hospital statuses went from stabilized to something went wrong within minutes over 3 days. There was barely room to breathe. Family stayed tight by Cindy's side while Donna updated Think Pink, requesting prayer while Cindy's faithful followers clung to every word and prayed HARD as the events unfolded.

And then the unthinkable happened on August 22, 2012.




How is this possible?! How can someone with a short 2 weeks of notice lose a fight we didn't even know was there? Cancer, you are relentless! Everyone just fell. They were just in shock.

Cindy will be deeply missed. Think Pink for Cindy on Facebook will remain so friends and family can gather and reminisce about Cindy.


Brad is now a sole parent of a 10 year old son and 14 month old daughter. And there's no doubt in my mind he will do an amazing job. 


However reality is setting in. Dad must work to continue to pay the bills and will require childcare that offers overnighters as Brad's work takes him travelling on courses. Cindy didn't have life insurance.

And so it begins. A new life we all must adjust to. 

How you can help

Prayer

We ask you to please hold this young family in your thoughts and prayers while they make their way through mourning and loss.

Donations

Think Pink for Cindy


If you care to make a donation to help, you can check out the options HERE.

Thanks so much for reading Cindy's story. It's our hope that we all can continue to Think Pink and help support others going through their own personal fights.

Contact

Think Pink administrator Donna via Funky Junk Interiors

This site was built and is maintained by Donna via Funky Junk Interiors.

please contact her at:

donna@funkyjunkinteriors.net

with

THINK PINK in the subject line. 

More contacts will be available shortly. This site is still under construction.