Corey's Courage

About Corey

Corey was the son of Jim and Debra Nickell. Jim is one of our Captains for the Milford Community Fire Department. Corey was diagnosed initially with Neuroblastoma Cancer on February 9th, 2007. The Men and Women of the Milford Community Fire Department have started a Chain of Courage for him. We would like for you to keep the chain going to get as much courage as possible rallied in honor of our Little Hero as possible! We as a department would like to thank you for your support, in helping our Little Hero and childhood cancer.

What is Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a tumor of nerve tissue that most commonly comes from the abdomen (the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys), but can also start in the neck, chest, or pelvis. Unfortunately, regardless of where it starts by the time it is diagnosed the cancer has often spread (metastasized) throughout the body, usually to the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and bone marrow.

Who Gets Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is mainly a tumor of infancy and early childhood. In fact, the majority of Neuroblastoma cases are diagnosed in children younger than 5 years of age. It is rarely found in children older than 10 years of age. Actually, the tumor is often present at birth but not detected until later, when it has grown to a noticeable size and/ or starts to cause symptoms.


Corey James Nickell passed on May 8th, 2009 at approximately 8:30pm.  The wake and funeral showed us how many lives Corey has touched and inspired.  Corey has been buried at Greenlawn Cemetary in Milford and has a view of the firehouse.  He will be watching over us at all times and we will be able to look up and know that he is on the hill watching over us.  Please keep up to date with us as we will continue to help childhood cancer with fundraisers and activities dedicated to Corey.  Corey has his golden wings now and will be looking down on all of us from heaven.


Fund Raising

The members of the Milford Community Fire Dept. along with the help of many other fire departments, community organizations, and people in the community have organized several different fund raisers to help cover the costs associated with this major illness and to help fight childhood cancer.  Below are some details on how you can help.  For questions about fund raisers you may call the Milford Community Fire Dept @ 513.831.7777.

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