PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Sixteen years ago, Plum resident Lori Nixon’s life changed.

She suffered an aneurism, and after her surgery she developed seizures.

Nixon went through extensive rehab and medication to help her seizures. She then had a mini-stroke and found she had a blood disorder with blood transfusions. She then developed leukemia.

Nixon has two daughters. She says her faith, family and community have lifted her up through praying and fundraisers.

Nixon is having “a very difficult time.” She has also suffered kidney and heart failure. She has also developed shingles.

On top of it, all she knows is that worrying doesn’t change anything and keeps a positive attitude. Nixon is an inspiration to everyone around her.

There is a spaghetti dinner being held Saturday afternoon for Nixon at the Plum Senior Center on Center New Texas Road between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Come by for great food, gift baskets and most importantly supporting the Nixon family.