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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!

Update on Nick’s Second Book!

Nick posing with his illustrated self!

Nick recently met with Kaitlyn Birdsall-Thomas, the illustrator of his second book, Nick’s Eggsciting Adventure: An Awesome Story about Exploring in Action.

Nick was so excited to see the illustrations that Kaitlyn has been working on! The illustrations are incredible, and Nick really feels that his vision is being realized for his second book.

More than half of the illustrations for Nick’s Eggsciting Adventure are finished, or nearly finished, and this represents a big step for Nick and the Awesome in Action team. Nick’s second book has been a work in progress for 3 years and seeing the illustrations that have been completed really revitalized Nick and the team.

Nick, Kaitlyn, and Audrey hard at work!

The next step will be looking into publishing options and preparing the book for publication.

Nick and his team are hoping to publish the book in 2022.

Publication and printing costs can be expensive, so consider donating to Awesome in Action by clicking the PayPal link on the sidebar. Awesome in Action is a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible! Nick is planning on organizing a fundraiser in a few months to support the publication of his new book.

Nick has worked so hard to make this new book something special. Nick draws his ideas for his books from his childhood growing up in Africa. Nick’s Eggsciting Adventure is a fun filled story that continues Nick’s message that everyone can be a hero!

Look for more information soon here on Nick’s website and on social media.

We can’t wait to explore with you!

Checking out the digital versions of the illustrations!