Nicholas went to the doctor after having stomach pain and an upset stomach. Initially it was thought that he had a virus which would just run its course. He started feeling better, but about a week later, symptoms returned, and on a more severe level. Nicholas was admitted to the hospital, and in addition to being dehydrated, tests revealed that he had ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis can be debilitating, and while there is no known cure, treatment can assist in reducing symptoms of the disease. Nicholas takes anti inflammatory medication, iron supplements and vitamins, but the condition continues to affect his joints and skin.
Nicholas is kind, compassionate, and has an adventurous spirit. He loves video games, being outside, sports, and is especially inspired by basketball.
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