My Story

Nick was severely injured in a car accident on August 3, 2012. Through tremendous love, prayer and God's grace, Nick and his family are experiencing a miracle. Signs of recovery, stories of hope and a sense of peace are emerging. Please join the Collins Family in prayer and support for Nick.

In a one car accident on August 3rd, Nicholas was thrown from the back of his friend's car onto the interstate. The friend in the passenger side got out and tried to pull Nicholas to safety, but not before a big box moving truck ran over his pelvis and legs. Through a miraculous string of events, Nicholas was brought to MUSC emergency room, stabilized and has endured many surgeries, blood transfusions and procedures that saved his life. We give all thanks to God for this amazing recovery.

News coverage of the accident:


Courtney Collins Oberly posted a new journal entry, "Surgery Tomorrow".

Nicholas' surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 7am. We would so appreciate your prayers for a safe and successful surgery. A few people have contacted us asking if you can ... Read more

Annie Prohaska Burnette signed Nick's Guestbook.

Dear Courtney, Thank you so very much for updating us.  We will be keeping Miracle Nick and August 15 close in heart and prayer.  As always, the verses you post send ... Read more

Courtney Collins Oberly posted a new journal entry, "One Surgery Away".

It's been a while since we updated everyone on Nicholas' progress and many of you have been asking how he is doing. Thank you so much for keeping him in your thoughts and ... Read more

Courtney Collins Oberly added a new photo.

Mickey McCarthy signed Nick's Guestbook.

I still pray for you daily and hope you are ready for your new leg.  If there is need for special or specific pray please let us know. I heard about through Meghan ... Read more

Agnes & Joe Galasso signed Nick's Guestbook.

Nick & all of you have our prayers ...We are happy about this next stage of recovery... and continue our prayers that all goes well. Read more

Kristin Zeaser-Sydow signed Nick's Guestbook.

THinking about you and your family today. I hope that surgery went well and you are ready for another bumpy but very exciting road! Read more

Jerry Lee signed Nick's Guestbook.

Very happy to hear of all of the future plans for getting you back to your old self again. Sorry it will once again put you out of doing your things but will pray that all ... Read more

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