Students, past students, friends, family and community members are coming together to do what they can to help a Nevada teacher.


Karen Niblock is a Nevada Middle School teacher and is also the high school drama director.she was diagnosed in october 2016 with fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), a form of interstitial lung disease, for which she needs a double lung transplant.


The disease has progressed faster than anticipated and Karen has been approved for the transplant by the University of Iowa transplant team. Next week, she will meet with the lead transplant surgeon at the University of Iowa Hospital to receive a LAS score and be listed as a transplant candidate through UNOS.


Costs anticipated after meeting with the transplant team are expected to exceed $17,000. Supporters of Karen are looking to give her a small amount of comfort during this difficult time by helping her move forward financially.


There is an account set up at Nevada’s US Bank (516 K Ave.) for Karen if you would like to donate. You will need to place your donation in their night depository box located in the front entrance and write “Karen Niblock Fundraiser” on the deposit envelope along with your name if you want her to know you donated. There is also a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/hold-your-breath-for-karen if you would like to support Mrs. Niblock electronically.


A Facebook Challenge page (Hold Your Breath For Karen) has been created for posting videos and messages of support at https://www.facebook.com/groups/591816027931165/.


Please feel free to share these pages to help spread the message, raise support and most of all, send love and hope to the Niblock family.