Nicole's Story


After a difficult battle with lupus, Nicole, now 32, married her husband, Brandon, in 1999, and soon after, developed a rare bacterial infection that nearly killed her, and left her 98 percent blind. Despite her disability, and being told she had just a 10-percent chance of having children due to her lupus treatment, Nicole and Brandon have had two kids, Payton, 7, and Kaison, 3, and a third on the way.