Nakia Thomas

Nakia Thomas is the beautiful 11-year-old daughter of Candice Benton, and sister to Mia (13), Kenneth (8) and Bryce (4). The family lives in Detroit, Michigan. In May of 2015 Nakia was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma – a cancer of the skeletal muscles. Recently it was discovered that the cancer has now metastasized to Nakia’s brain. […]

Nakia Thomas is the beautiful 11-year-old daughter of Candice Benton, and sister to Mia (13), Kenneth (8) and Bryce (4). The family lives in Detroit, Michigan.
In May of 2015 Nakia was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma – a cancer of the skeletal muscles. Recently it was discovered that the cancer has now metastasized to Nakia’s brain. She is currently in active chemo and radiation treatment at Children’s Hospital.
Candice is a single mom who lost a lot of time at work when Nakia was first diagnosed. Just as they were becoming hopeful that treatments were working, Candice thought she might be able to return to her job full-time. Then the news of the brain cancer and Candice was unable to return to her job working full-time.
This single mom of four children is struggling to make ends meet. She is unable to pay bills and provide the basic necessities for her children of clothing, school supplies and food.

Sadly, Nakia earned her precious wings after her courageous battle with cancer. Angels of Hope is proud to be able to step up to help this family with funeral expenses.

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