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Nicole Mikulich poses with some of SeaWorld’s penguins. A history buff who studied abroad in Bordeaux, France, while a student at Northern Illinois University, Mikulich is also a big fan of animals. Photo submitted
Will O'Brien, Freelance Reporter
2:53 am CST February 19, 2020

Despite receiving a terminal diagnosis last year, Mokena native Nicole Mikulich and her family say the 25-year-old is “kicking cancer’s butt.”

After hearing her story, it’s hard to argue. 

The Lincoln-Way East alumna and her parents, Sandy and Guy, celebrated her life and a couple of her favorite interests in January with an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, organized by Dream Foundation, a dream-granting organization dedicated to terminally ill adults. The vacation was the farthest the trio have traveled together in years.