Friends And Family Sending Cards To Kid Battling Rare Disorder - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Friends And Family Sending Cards To Kid Battling Rare Disorder

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Nick is an 11-year old boy who likes wrestling and horseback riding. However, his hobbies have taken a backseat due to an unknown disorder of the mitochondria.

Nick is currently fighting the unknown illness in St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He is in weak spirits, so neighbors and friends have started a card campaign to give his spirits a boost and let him know that they're all fighting this disease with him. In fact, they want to encourage everyone to send Nick cards, drawings, or notes to tell Nick that he's got people on his side. This is just part of neighbors' efforts. Every year neighbors and friends also throw a Nickels For Nicky Dollar Dog Dinner to raise funds for the Energy For Life mitochondria walk.

Despite the severity of Nick's illness, his family is very upbeat. According to neighbors and friends, the family is very pleasant and wouldn't hesitate to help others despite their situation. His dad Ken is a Philadelphia cop and his mom, Gina, is a Special Instructor for kids with special needs.

All cards should be addressed to Nickels For Nicky c/o 3868 Kipling Pl., Philadelphia, PA 19154.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices