2015 July Hero of the Month

Patience Nightengal pic

Patience Nightingale, age 13,

of Presque Isle, was diagnosed at age 12 with a high grade glioma. Despite spinal surgeries, radiation and aggressive chemotherapy treatments Patience once active and outgoing is now paraplegic. Paralyzed from the waist down Patience struggles with her new medical condition but strives to be independent. Patience currently receives the love and support of her parents, Chrissy Paul and Micheal Michaud, her grandmother Abby Paul and close friends and family. She enjoys arts and crafts, drawing and designing clothing. One of her dreams is to move to New York City and become a fashion designer. Patience is best described by her mother as ,” the sweetest person in the world,” who loves and excels at school (a straight A student),loves and admires her teachers and is loved by them.

Along with receiving $100 as a hero of the month Patience’s family also received $500 to assist with medical expenses.