Nicholas Patrick Funfgeld was born on August 6, 2008. At the moment of his birth, he began his battle. Mark and Amy, his adoptive parents were told Nick's chance of survival was poor. He was diagnosed, amongst other things, without a pulmonary artery. At three days old we almost lost Nicholas when he had his first surgery but he fought on and had over 15 more surgeries over the next four years. Through all of his setbacks and struggles, Nick brightened our lives every day with his heartwarming smile. Nicholas went to his heavenly home on November 8, 2012.
Amy and Mark realized through the course of their care for Nick, that obtaining the equipment and resources needed was often difficult and at times seemed impossible. To honor Nick's precious life, they founded Nickified in hopes that other special needs children and their families could be helped in areas specific to their needs.