In Memory Of Nicholas

Nicholas' Aunt shared her thoughts earlier this month. Today, his mom would like to share a few words about her son.
Nicholas James White was born on August 16, 1993. He was 7 pounds, 11 ounces. I called him my lucky baby since he was 7-11. He was so cute when he was born with curly hair, brown eyes and just so small. He was a funny little dude, always wanting to follow in his brother's footsteps. He made me laugh so hard I would cry sometimes. He loved to sing, rap, and write poems. He loved to read and play video games. He had a joy for life and cared about everyone. Nicholas loved meeting Mario Williams from the Buffalo Bills who gave him a plaque for doing well on his GED. He was a good kid and very smart. Nicholas would memorize things the first time he saw them. He had a photographic memory and would amaze me how he could do things other kids his age couldn't.

I have so many funny stories, it's hard to just pick one! When he was little, he used to have one of those little tykes' cars. That was his gem! He would ride and park it all over the house and nobody was allowed to touch it. Another time, he got up early one morning and went into the kitchen. I found him trying to put on all my son Matt's hockey equipment, rollerblades, and all. The funniest thing, I have to say, is when we signed him up for football. He really wanted to play so he joined the WestSide Bulls but since he was only 10 years old and almost 200 pounds, they did not have a uniform big enough to fit him. They said if you can get into the uniform, you can play. Well, he got into the uniform, but we had to go to the hospital to get the pants and helmet cut off. It was hilarious.

I want to thank everyone on the Kids Escaping Drugs Renaissance Campus who took the time to help my son. I am pretty sure that if he was here today, he would be doing great things.

Nicholas was a character and a charmer with the biggest smile, he could light up a room. Once, I believe he was 11 years old, he took the keys to my Chevy Venture SUV and took it for a ride. When he came back unharmed and the SUV still intact, we said, "Where did you go?" He responded with, "Around the corner to the store." We miss you, Nicholas. If I could have one more day with you, I would hug and squeeze you so tight and never let you go. Fly high and continue to watch over us until we meet again. Love Aunt Maria and Adyn.

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