Hi, my name is Nick and I am a Senior at Memorial High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I live with a condition known as cerebral palsy, and although I have to use a wheelchair instead of my legs to get me places, I am no different from anyone else. My disability has taught me how to appreciate life even in the most difficult of times, and I am fortunate that it has not taken away my ability to smile and live life to the fullest.
Through my love of baking and my dog Hemi, my mom and I decided to start a business selling dog treats to other local pups and their owners. This has created so much joy and purpose in my life that I want to give other kids like me, the opportunity to live a purposeful and happy life too. The vision of my business is to eventually develop the means to open up a shop that will help other kids with special needs become employed after high school because I believe we all deserve the chance to feel that we are valued in this world.