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Collinwood Assisted Living and ILS Bazaar

Collinwood Assisted Living

Nick, Audrey and Abby were ready to go!

This month Nick is thankful for many things in his life, his family, friends, and the opportunity to get back into in-person events!

Nick was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present Anyone Can Be a Hero at Collinwood Assisted Living last week. This presentation was Nick’s first in person event since 2019 and he was so happy to be able to get back in the swing of things!

Anyone Can Be a Hero focuses on finding your inner superpowers to become a superhero in your community.

After sharing his own story and experience being a hero, Nick enjoyed hearing the residents share stories of being heroes in their own lives.

Nick wants to thank Collinwood Assisted Living for having him, and helping him get back into doing in person events, and the residents for their questions and stories.

Nick and Audrey asking for questions from the residents

Immanuel Lutheran School Christmas Bazaar

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! Christmas is Nick’s favorite holiday, and he enjoys spending time with his family and getting them gifts every year.

What better place to find a perfect gift than the ILS Christmas Bazaar! This annual event showcases many different vendors with items like baked goods and crafts.

Nick making sure everything is in order

Nick was able to participate as a non-profit vendor, and he was happy to speak to attendees about Awesome in Action, offer his book for donations, hand out flyers and make some new friends!

Besides getting to tell people about his business and mission, Nick’s favorite part was getting his picture taken with Santa!

Ho ho ho!

Nick enjoyed doing some Christmas shopping, and really got in the holiday spirit!

Thank you ILS for the opportunity!

Fort Collins Comic Con 2019

North Atzlan Center

Nick met his twin at Comic Con!

On August 17th and 18th Nick and the Awesome in Action team participated in Fort Collins Comic Con for the 3rd year.

This awesome event brings creative people from the community together to share ideas and creations with participants.

Nick and Nick! Nick Armstrong heads Fort Collins Comic Con every year!

Nick’s booth was used to show that anyone can be a hero. Nick helped kids make awesome superhero masks and posed for pictures. Nick made sure to help everyone who visited his booth understand that they have superpowers that make them special.

Nick and Oakland are superheroes together!

Nick really enjoyed seeing all the creative and fun costumes and getting to dress up himself! Some of the costumes were scary, but Nick showed his superpowers by keeping calm, cool, and collected when something scary walked by his booth!

Nick’s booth was really fun and interactive!

Nick presented a panel on Saturday, where he gave his Anyone Can Be a Hero speech. He talked about his struggles and challenges as a person living with Cerebral Palsy, and how he overcomes his challenges and finds his inner superhero.

Nick’s panel offered a new view on being a superhero.

The organizers of Comic Con have always been kind and welcoming to Nick and his team, and helped make the Con as successful as possible for Nick. Nick had so much help and support to make this event a success and he wants to send a special thank you to his team, the Comic Con team and Nick Armstrong, and Annie Schubert who helped Nick with his panel.

Nick and Annie are pretty super!

The impact Nick made on those who stopped by his booth was pretty clear, and Nick was happy to make some really great connections with others in his community who want to help spread his message.

Rocio, Nick, and Liz look pretty cool together!

Comic Con was a success again this year, and Nick is excited and ready to start presenting in classrooms for the school year.

Nick made some new friends and saw some old ones too! Nick and Batman go way back.

If you or someone you know is interested in having Nick come to your classroom or event to offer one of his many presentations, please contact him via email at nick@awesomeinaction.org.

Nick’s presentations can be adapted to any situation and age group, and his message of inclusion and diversity is appropriate for all ages.

THANK YOU!