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Nick's Story: A typical story of "wants" and "needs"

There are many Nick stories to be told over the next few months in our blog, but this particular story involves the critical need of this resilient, upbeat guy who always has a smile on his face and a "can-do" attitude: our inspirational boy needs a life-saving kidney transplant.

Now don't get us wrong. Nick has the same "wants" as other kids. And yet, he has needs that most others don't.

AGE 4: No, you don't need those M&Ms, you want those M&Ms. (Though the M&Ms would come eventually, Nick needed his first procedure to assess his kidney function).

AGE 8: No, you don't need a new bike, you want a new bike. (Though a bike would come eventually, Nick needed his first appointment with a neuromuscular specialist at Children's who diagnosed his mitochondrial myopathy, indicating an underlying mitochondrial disorder which impacts multiple systems including neurological, cardiac, renal, gastrointestinal, ophthalmologic...

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Nick at Fenway 

Nick making a "call to the bullpen" in the Red Sox dugout at Fenway

courtesy of Sox pitcher Robby Scott's program, Scott's Squad


And, below, at Young Life Camp, Rockbridge, Virginia with his buddy Collin (all serious, left)  and singer, Josh Wilson.


September 20...

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Summer, 2018 - Made possible by Jake O'Neill

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kidney donation promos

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Nick and "Band of SSU Brothers" interview on NECN/NBC Boston

If you haven't had the chance to see it, check out Nick and just a few of his awesome teammates from Salem State University's Vikings Baseball Team. Thanks go out to Nick's "agent", You're with Us! Founder Michael Plansky and his sister, Mary, for Continue Reading »

Winter Clothing Drive

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Salem State Vikings Baseball

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Happy New Year and Happy Snow Day!

We hope you all enjoyed a joyful, restful holiday season and are finding great hope and resolve as we meet 2018--even in today’s snowy New England weather. Continue Reading »

North Shore Navigators

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