Nicholas Raspino

First post: May 11, 2022 Latest post: Aug 3, 2022

If you have ever met Nicholas Raspino you would know within the first minute of conversation that he is a warmhearted man with a heart of gold. He treats each person as a friend, even if he does not know them, and he leaves them with a great impact. It is clear that he is reliable, helpful, accountable, intelligent, and a protector. Nick is an incredible son, brother, friend, and hero, and he will do everything he can for those he loves. He does not believe in violence, and instead, he encourages clear communication to sort out any conflicts with a goal to land in a mutual understanding from both parties.

Nick is a fighter in a different sense of the word, as we have seen during the long days and longer nights in the intensive care unit starting in May of 2022.

A good friend named Faith called Nick during the late hours of May 7th, knowing that he is who she trusts to help her in a scary situation. Nick, seeing that call, knew it was important and left work early to help. Nick kept Faith safe from a perpetrator that night, but the next morning both of them became victims. The offender used a gun in an act of mindless rage. Nick was rushed to the hospital and immediately underwent trauma surgery. This would then be followed by days in the ICU and follow up surgeries. We are expecting a long recovery process, with rehabilitation as well, and with hopes that he will regain the use of his legs. He sustained injuries to one lung, one kidney, his diaphragm, his liver, and his spinal cord. One of the bullets shattered the T12 vertebra and lodged bone and metal fragments into his spinal cord. We are told the chances of him walking again are slim, but we will take that small percentage and run with it. We are committed to giving Nick every fighting chance. He fought for Faith. 

Tragically, Faith did not survive the incident. Our heart aches for her family and friends during this time.

In the days following the incident, we realized it was nearly impossible to answer all the calls, texts and messages so we decided to create this platform to keep everyone informed.  Please know that we truly appreciate everyone that reached out and we understand how concerned you are with his recovery.  Our hope is that you will use this platform for updates and also encourage him during his healing journey.

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