Aubreigh Nicholas in critical condition, community support remains strong
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
The community continues to support a Mobile girl diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer as she battles another health scare.
Family of Aubreigh Nicholas, 11, confirmed that she was admitted into the hospital this week and diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. Aubreigh is currently in critical condition.
Aubreigh is already battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer.
NBC 15 is told that the Nicholas family wanted to clear up speculation about the latest battle for Aubreigh. They're asking for everyone to keep Aubreigh in your thoughts and prayers.
Aubreigh is no stranger to adversity. She has been in and out of the hospital while waging a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer since September of 2017.
However, Aubreigh has united supporters across the world under the banner of "Aubreigh's Army" in the process.
"I don't think anybody saw it touching people the way that it has but Aubreigh's an incredible kid. You can't underestimate the power of the human spirit and how it draws people in," said Bonner.
Now, Aubreigh is in the hospital facing her latest fight.
Teresa Bonner, long time friend of the Nicholas family, says Aubreigh's father Jay and her mother Brooke noticed something was wrong with her CO2 levels.
According to Bonner, Aubreigh's parents took her to the hospital on Wednesday.
"Aubreigh has an upper respiratory infection, which with any cancer patient is a critical situation. So it's a very grave and serious situation for a very sick little girl," Bonner said.
Of course, Aubreigh's not going through it alone.
Along with her family and friends, Aubreigh has an army of supporters are there every step of the way.
Hours after the Nicholas family shared her condition on the "Aubreigh's Army" Facebook post, thousands of folks have reacted and commented with prayers for her quick recovery.
"She's a strong kid and she has determination. She's a fighter and she's successful. She's a front and center kind of girl and that's still her core," said Bonner.
Aubreigh was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG.
But she has spread awareness of the disease through social media and the Lemon Face Challenge.
The Lemon Face Challenge has gained international attention and a number of famous supporters, including Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney and Gus Malzahn.
"There's a miracle that's happened through this amazing little girl. She has changed people and changed lives through her story and through her fight," Bonner said.
A DIPG Warrior Walk is planned for November 3rd at 10 am. at the Battleship Memorial Park.
If you'd like more information or would like to help the family, you can get involved on Aubreigh's Army social media page.