01 Nov Why?
Upon hearing the news that Nick had suffered a stroke and had been placed in a coma, Cam Crawford (the now President of the Nick Balcombe Foundation) arranged for a few of us to catch up for a drink at a local bar in Salamanca. The purpose of this drink was to make sure we were all there to support each other, and to put out some positive vibes for Nick.
This was actually the first time I had met Cam, and also gave me the opportunity to reconnect with Benn Turner and Andy Crawford who I hadn’t seen in awhile. Whilst I think we all knew deep down how seriously ill Nick was, there was only talk of “WHEN Nick wakes up…”.
Unfortunately that would never happen, and we were all forced to say our goodbyes to him whilst he lay unresponsive in his hospital bed. I still choose to believe that he heard my words that day.
Not long after this, Cam, Andy, Benn and I got together for another drink (cos that is what Nick would have done), and made a promise to each other that we would do whatever it took to keep Nick’s dream alive.
Many drinks, coffees and catch-ups later, we are finally getting there.
I cannot wait to see where this journey takes us.
Keep living the dream.