Junior at Eastridge High School

Nico was born with congenital myasthenia gravis, a rare chronic neuromuscular disease that causes weakness throughout his whole body. Nico has spent many weeks in the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Pediatric Intensive Care Unit fighting off viruses that wouldn’t cause much more than a cough in most kids. Thankfully, over the years, Nico grew stronger. He began playing Challenger baseball at the age of five. Today, Nico is a junior at Eastridge High School. His long-term prognosis is positive with mobility remaining his most significant obstacle. In addition to Challenger baseball, Nico also plays for the Rochester Rookies, a Junior Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports program. He can’t wait for construction of the new Miracle Field to be completed. Nico lives in Irondequoit with his parents, Fina and Israel.