Nicholas Ponds Becoat is a local youth battling cancer. At the age of 10 Nicholas was diagnosed with a Desmoid Tumor. Within a couple of years his colon was removed. Nick is a very special young man facing both physical and mental challenges. Through it all Nick’s spirits remain high. Nicholas has a great sense of humor and is a proud Turtle at Helen Stewart.
Nick has a wonderful heart full of love for many things. Music, community outreach and Jesus are some of his favorite things. Soon as Nick hears a song he likes is transformed into a drummer, a singer and a dancer. Nick loves to go. Church is one of his favorite places he loves praise and worship music. Lastly in listing Nick’s loves his loyal companion Sponge Bob deserves special mention.
Nick is an honorary member of the Outsiders, a local car and bike club helping in the community. He regularly rides with the Outsiders on caravans with Baskets of Hope giving a hand up in the community.
Nick has been at Ronald McDonald house since October. He is feeling better and ready to give back. Help take a Nick out of cancer by making a donation to Ronald McDonald House by supporting Nick in the Walk for Kids!
The Walk for Kids™ is a 5K event to raise funds and awareness for the services and programs provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Walk for Kids begins at 8:00am and will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ontario, and Long Beach. Another walk will take place in Bakersfield on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Nick’s personal donation page is
A note from Nick’s mom
Without the house I don't what we would have done. There are families here from all over the world. It's not just a onetime thing. As long as there is room you can come back as many times with a request from the doctor so families come as often as they need for medical care. They charge a lodging fee but if you are unable to pay they will work with you financially and quite often for "free". What a Great blessing for me and Nick.
For information about Desmoid Tumors check out www.dtrf.org