|Nick was a great kid. This picture was taken at
Coyote Reservoir in Gilroy, CA, a year or so before he lost his battle
with bone cancer at the tender age of 19. He lived on the way
from my house to the lake so I usually picked him up and took him along.
He'd fought it for about five years and I never once heard him complain about the injustice of his situation. We were all hoping against hope that he'd beaten it. When the news finally came that he'd taken a turn for the worse it was hard for us to accept.