About Nick’s Picks
Hi. I’m Nick. Did I mention I like lacrosse? I live in southern California with my mom and dad and sister, Lexie. I’ve been called a professional at keeping myself entertained, so I started a charity called Nick’s Picks that gives kids a backpack full of fun things that I used when I was in the hospital. The stuffed harp seal is one of my favorites as it symbolizes peace and comfort to me, something I hope for other kids to feel. And you always need some flashy soft lacrosse socks when you are hanging around the wards! I also love the mini basketball hoop and yo-yo. You’d be surprised how good you can get when you have that much time on your hands!
I’m thirteen years old and was born with Biliary Atresia, a pediatric liver disease. As long as I can remember, my family and I have supported the American Liver Foundation. Thanks to all those hours spent in the hospital, sometimes in isolation, I am an expert on things that are fun that pass the test to pass the time. I always put a lot of thought in to how to make the best of things, and trust me, it took me years to fine-tune my Nick’s Picks. (Bed-to-wall ratio is key in determining the perfect basketball hoop!)
I just received my liver transplant, and believe it or not, it happened the very day I started Nick’s Picks. As I heal, I hope I can help other kids.