Nicholas is a 17 year old boy who was born with a genetic disorder called Tetrasomy 18p. In 2010 Nicholas also suffered a spinal cord injury. This family has spent many years in the hospital with their son and the emotional and financial impact is huge. Unfortunately, the husband lost his business of 15 years from the economy and it left them no choice but to reach out for help.
The Merrick Family Foundation donated funds to Nicholas and his family in order to pay for all care and incidentals not covered by insurance for 2014.