Being Miss Maumee Valley

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sad News...

Nicole Kukwa was a Miss Ohio local contestant who was diagnosed with cancer about a year ago. While I never met Nikki, I believe she competed in the Miss Greater Cleveland program and I know she is in the hearts of many in the pageant community. Sadly, this morning she passed away. The following was written on her website:

Hi everyone - I am writing to inform you that Nikki lost her battle with Leukemia this morning at 11:11am. She was a smart, caring, brave, beautiful girl who loved life and will truly be missed by everyone. She fought this battle with her chin held high right to the end. Her family would like to thank everyone who was a part of her life and who supported her through her ordeal. She touched many people in her short life and was an inspiration to all. Funeral arrangements will be at Vodrazka Funeral Home, 6505Brecksville Road, Independance on Wednesday 7-9 pm and Thursday 2-4pm and 7-9pm with mass held on Friday at St. Matthias Church, 1200 W. Sprague Road, Parma at 10am. Please see Wednesdays Plain Dealer for additional information. To honor Nikki's wishes, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to "Friends of Nikki" at Huntington Bank. The funds are intended to be used to establish an aviation scholarship to benefit future female pilots.

Yours truly her Aunt Audrey

[The photo of Nikki above was copied from a newly formed Facebook memorial group.]


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