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Nic: My Shining Star
Nic: My Shining Star

Nic (short for Nicholas) is a seven-year-old little boy who is very playful and energetic. When Nic walks in to a room with his beautiful smile it warms up the entire room, especially when he walks in with his hands high in the air saying "What's up?" Nic’s favorite foods are Pop Tarts, bean burritos and hamburgers. This past November I found out that Nic loves music. Nic was over to my house with his "Band in a Bag" that he received from his Aunt and Uncle, Nic gave everyone in the living room a musical instrument and made everyone start singing and dancing. This is when I realized that Nic loved music and that he was very vocal. So I bought him a disco karaoke machine with two microphones for Christmas. On Christmas morning Nic enlightened us with music and dancing. Last year I broke my ankle in three places and was bed ridden for three months, Nic would climb in my bed and ask numerous times "You have an "owie?" and make me watch his favorite movie which happens to be "Madea." Nic loves playing golf in the front yard with his toy golf clubs. Over the past two years I've realized that Nic and I have a lot in common, one thing is we both love the Raiders football team (as you can see in the picture). Nic will always be a "Star in my Heart." Keep shining Nic. Love, Mama D




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Kenneth Chaney, United States, CA
4/30/2013 12:29:00 PM
This was a great story.

Viviana H. Saint-Louis, Mexico,
4/18/2013 11:43:40 PM
Thank you for sharing momma, I truly miss working with you. Nic sounds like an amazing young man who has an amazing loving circle of family and friends. Would love to see the two of you shining stars! I bet you both are a fun riot together!! God bless!

Arshauna Candler, United States, CA
4/2/2013 6:53:07 PM
Nic I don't know you but I do know Ms. Deidra. When it comes to children she has a heart of gold, and what I see in the picture and the story you have captured her heart. Nic keep singing, dancing and showing the bright shining smile of yours.

Mary Ann Castellano, United States, CA
4/1/2013 2:02:54 PM
Nic You are an inspiration for all. Play your music always to your hearts content.

JENNY KELLER, United States, CA
4/1/2013 1:08:57 PM
Nic, is truly an inspiration to our family, watching him master skills, that most take for granted, gives each and every one of us something to be thankful for, and our family thanks God, every day for this special blessing. We love you, to the moon and back!

Kerri Tokarz, United States, CA
3/27/2013 11:29:49 AM
Nic sounds like an amazing gift to you! This boy adores you as does everyone that is around you! The best gift he gives you is joy and a smile across your face. We love reading about Nic and his adventures. Hope to see you post more stories to read.

Kim Guercio, United States, IL
3/25/2013 6:59:45 PM
So touching! Keep shining Nic!

Silvia Vega, United States, CA
3/25/2013 12:39:41 PM
You go Ms. Deidra! This story is awesome.

Trisha Daniel, Germany,
3/25/2013 9:39:53 AM
I had a cousin named Nippy who was born with a hole in his heart and Down Syndrome. He was such an awesome person. When I saw the picture of you and this wonderful child it made my eyes swell up with tears. Mama D and Nic you are one of the many people who make the world go round.

Mayra Jaramillo, United States, CA
3/25/2013 9:14:08 AM
You and Nick Rock!

Cristina D. Robinson, United States, CA
3/25/2013 9:09:19 AM
Ms. Deidra, you and Nic look so happy! I am glad you two have each other! Thanks for all you do for kids.

Kevin Maring, United States, KS
3/22/2013 8:19:33 PM
Very touching!

Amma, United States, CA
3/22/2013 7:07:47 PM
This is a great story! It is wonderful to know our very special grandson, Nic, has not only given our family many memorable moments, love and joy, but has given your family and friends the same. We Love You Nic

ELAINE TAYLOR, United States, CA
3/22/2013 7:00:02 PM
This a great story

Tony Lopez, United States, CA
3/22/2013 5:25:14 PM
a very good story describing a a gilt from from god to our family. he brings a lot of joy to all of us.

Miguel Ortega, United States, CA
3/22/2013 5:06:23 PM
Deidra, This is such an inspirational story. The bond you both share is memorable. Thank you Dedira for sharing this wonderful story. You have my vote. Thank you Nic for being an awesome kiddo.

Jonita Pierce, United States, CA
3/22/2013 4:42:06 PM
I just wanted to say that Nicholas is a very special little boy and most definitely a Shining Star!!! I met Nicholas a couple of years ago and he was shy at first but after that was all over every time I saw him he was all smiles! He is a pleasant child and very helpful and loving!!! Shine On Nicholas!!!! Thank you for your beautiful smile and loving heart!

Hector Garcia, United States, CA
3/22/2013 2:16:37 PM
Why am I not surprised! You are a wonderful person doing wonderful things, I am so proud to be working with you.

Nic's Mom, United States, CA
3/22/2013 1:07:16 PM
Love this story Mama D! We are so lucky to have you in our lives! Love you, Erica

Alex Brown, United States, CA
3/22/2013 11:59:16 AM
A beautiful story!!

Delores Reed, United States, CA
3/22/2013 11:57:03 AM
This is a loving and heart warming story! That smile on Nic is priceless. God Bless you both.

Sheri Hopkins, United States, CA
3/22/2013 11:55:28 AM
Great story! Nic is truly an amazing kid and I am so happy he is in our lives.

ED LOPEZ, United States, CA
3/22/2013 11:13:29 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT STORY MAMA "D", MY NIC HAS A GREAT FRIEND IN SAN DIEGO. THANKS, NIC'S PAPA

ED LOPEZ, United States, CA
3/22/2013 11:05:44 AM
GO NIC!!!!!!!

Vickie Smith, United States, CA
3/22/2013 12:58:04 AM
He is a shining star to Mimi and Uncle Randy. He has taught us so much and has brought so much joy to our family.

Nichelle Arberry, United States, CA
3/21/2013 9:08:10 PM
Ms. Brooks, I thought that was a wonderful story. You bring out the best in children. You have helped with my own children. It takes a village. I very proud to say you are apart of my village.

Rodney Alan Williams, United States, CA
3/21/2013 8:19:07 PM
Very nice story really touching

Uncle Mar, United States, CA
3/21/2013 8:05:31 PM
Awesome story Mama D! He is a shining star, he brights up the room wherever he goes. Love you Nic!

Patricia Lopez, United States, CA
3/21/2013 6:55:09 PM
Love the story!

Susie Madrid, United States, CA
3/21/2013 6:36:43 PM
Nic is my 3rd cousin, and we love him with all our hearts! What a wonderful story, and yes, he is a special young man!

isela gutierrez, United States, CA
3/21/2013 5:51:15 PM
its a heart whelming story go raiders!

Quentin, United States, CA
3/21/2013 5:01:31 PM
Great story.

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