Nicholas’s story begins on September 1, 2010 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called T cell All. You can read Nicholas’s story complete with his journal at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nicholaskovaleski/mystory.Nicholas wanted to be on the radio. His favorite radio personalities were Terri, Steve, and Newman from WBEE’s Morning Coffee Club. He visited that show, which was a highlight in his life. On February 6, 2011 we had Nicholas on the WHAM Home Repair Clinic as a guest for two hours. He had a terrific time and we made him an honorary member of “The Mighty Home Repair Art Players”. We also interviewed him about his illness and other things in his life. I wish there was a way I could have known he wouldn’t be back again.
The Salmon Children’s Foundation will award a $500 scholarship each year in Nicholas’s memory to a person entering college studying communication with a passion for broadcasting. Our goal is to raise the level of the award to $1500. If you know of a student who would directly benefit from this award please have them complete the attached form and essay, and fax it to our office at 585-589-7192. The scholarship will be awarded in May of each year, live on a broadcast of the Home Repair Clinic on 1180 WHAM.