Nicole Vogel

Hello, I am Nicole Vogel, Ricardo Vogel’s daughter. First and foremost, cancer sucks! It is such a powerful thing, that makes one feel helpless yet forces one to dig deep for strength and desire to keep going. This journey has not been an easy one. My father was diagnosed five years ago with Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. He had robotic surgery that removed his right kidney and the attached tumor the same size of it. One would hope that’d be the end of it, but it was just the beginning. The cancer spread, the pills made my dad worse and it was just so hard to see him down and out feeling powerless. He did not stay down for long. He turned to faith and God, a healthier lifestyle and just a full on positive mindset. I admire your perseverance and strong will, dad. I’d like to give a big thank you to Dr. Merchan, ARNP Ana, and all the medical staff that’s been a part of my father’s story. I cannot wait till the day you are cancer free, papi may that day come sooner than later! I love you, Moñi/Vieja