Back in May when I approached Nick about telling his story, he took on the challenge of being an example of what addiction can entail and how people can battle adversity and succeed.
I’ve known this man since 2003 in our days at Malden Catholic High School, never once would you have thought he was battling addiction and image issues. Nick was a confident young man, an athlete and a successful student, in an environment that groomed him to succeed in life post Malden Catholic and into UMASS Amherst.
As many of you followed and shared his posts through the summer, I wanted to bring his story again to the forefront of our hearts and minds.
Nick has had an eventful summer avoiding hurricanes along with the loss of his dear friend Shane. Even with all of this he has stayed positive and continued to progress.
Nick and I spoke the other day, he told me that through the Blog Posts the reach and exposure of his story landed him new found motivation and purpose towards a fulfilling career in aiding recovery.
He has accepted a job as a Community Health Outreach Worker at Amethyst Recovery Center in Florida! In addition to this new position he will be content writing, multimedia and grass root marketing, along with lifting of course!
I can’t be more proud to see Nick be in a place where he can help and be involved with the very battle that led him down a somber path. #HEISALWAYSSTRONG