by way of GoFundMe
“Nikki will not be one to ask for assist, she didn’t ask me to set this up. I WANTED to do it so she wouldn’t have to fret… And be capable of get better with some peace of thoughts.
Final night time (11/09/20) she was injured in a drive by shooting on her block. She was standing along with her husband Andrew, their canine Ruby and a neighbor good friend. They had been discussing how within the latest weeks they’ve been noticing how the neighborhood was beginning to get somewhat worse with the gunfire. As they had been standing there, they heard plenty of loud popping, all of them fell to the bottom and as Andrew regarded up he noticed a man out the window of a automobile with a gun.
Nikki was shot in her proper arm.. Her tattooing arm. We gained’t know the end result till she will get out of surgical procedure right this moment – she went in at 11am (11/10/20). All she stored telling me once I spoke to her was that she was scared and so nervous about NOT having the ability to tattoo and work once more. That it regarded actually unhealthy.
I’ll all the time attempt to be optimistic in each scenario I might be, so I KNOW Nikki will absolutely get better and he or she’ll be higher than ever… BUT I do know it is going to take some time for her to try this.
That’s the place you guys are available in and may help..
As you recognize Covid hit everybody exhausting at first of the 12 months and Nikki was out of labor for about 3-4 months. In that point she used quite a lot of her savings- all whereas attempting to do fee artwork work. Then when the tattoo retailers had been allowed to open again up she was capable of get again to work, however throughout her time in covid- she realized she needed to make extra of a reputation for herself and open her personal little studio… Be her personal boss.
That’s when the concept of Fortunate Duck Tattoo was born! She has such a tremendous clientele that she all the time talks about and when you see her posts you understand how a lot she loves her job.. She is one proficient Girl! Tattooing has been her ardour since I may keep in mind. I keep in mind going to go to her when she was doing the counter work in China City and when she began tattooing herself and anybody who would let her in her Astoria NY residence.
However that’s the place the draw back of being within the career she is in. Her arm is her livelihood. I would like Nikki to know she doesn’t have to fret about funds or about her store… I KNOW as her clientele and FRIENDS you want her to have the ability to proceed her dream with out worrying about it whereas she is preventing to get again to 100%
SO, PLEASE…. PLEASE PLEASE…. Donate no matter you may… Assist her with some peace of thoughts throughout her restoration. We gained’t understand how lengthy she can be out of fee however I’ll replace when I’ve phrase. I’ll allow you to all know her progress.. UPDATE MINIMUM 10 MONTHS for restoration
Nikki went into surgical procedure as of 11am this morning (11/10/20) We gained’t know extra till she’s out and Andrew speaks to her medical doctors.
So I’m asking in lieu of flowers or get properly balloons or items please donate to her fund. I advised her this morning I used to be going to be doing this for her- however I discovered that her telephone was taken away so they may prep her for surgical procedure (we thought it wasn’t going to be till tomorrow) so I don’t actually know if she needed anybody to know simply but, BUT I dont care… I would like her to know that folks care… That folks will assist her. And I do know you’ll!!
Even when it’s $1! ANYTHING is useful….
Additionally Please give Nikki the following few days some area as I’m positive she can be overwhelmed with restoration from surgical procedure and coping with the ache and psychological anguish she is feeling.
If in case you have her brother, Blaise’s or guardian’s quantity or Andrew’s quantity you may message them for updates or you may message me Janis right here for updates. I will even be updating this web site in addition to quickly as I do know extra.
Thanks in your love and help for our Nikki.. Let’s give her the peace of thoughts figuring out she will be able to get better and never fear about the way forward for her Store. That we’ll ALWAYS be there to help her.”