Nick's Father's version of what has happened is very different from the reality Nick has experienced. Nick is consulting an attorney regarding getting his money back, and regarding his Father's attempts to paint Nick as the bad guy. The fact is that Nick graduated High-School with all A's, he has had a job for three years and is currently in college. The truth will be proven in due time.
Nick is very appreciative of all the support and kindness that has been shown by so many.
Nick is hurt by the allegations that have been presented against him, and wishes to respond point by point, but he will not engage in a public back and forth with them, and will only state that he disagrees with his father's version of events. On the advice of the attorney Nick is not going to make any more public statements at this time but may in the future. For now any further inquiries can be directed to:
I've been wanting to put this on here for a while and just kept forgetting to. We have received MANY offers of all kinds, all amazing and wonderful. We have also received many encouraging words, and requests for interviews.
I will simply quote what my wife posted below, but I want it to show up here in the main section:
Hi everyone! First time commenting on here as I have been commenting on my FB page. I am Steven's better half and wanted to thank you ALL for the support and love you've shown to Nick. We have been inundated with emails and have tons to respond to and I want to assure you, we will respond to each of you personally. I am so touched by the generosity and kindness you've shown this extraordinary young man. I have no doubt that he will do great things in life and make a difference one day. Lastly, I also want to mention that while we are all rallying around Nick, we shouldn't forget love and tolerance for those who haven't shown it to Nick. Responding to this with hatred or bad thoughts for Nick's parents won't help this situation. Thank you again for your offers to help. Either Nick, Steve or I will be in touch in response to these offers. Love y'all so much! #lovewillalwayswin
I have bumped the "Goal" amount a few times, just because my understanding is once we get to the end nobody else can donate, and a lot of people really want to. I'm just responding to the requests. Thank you all again for your interest and support.
The heart continues to grow. This money is going to really help!
I continue to increase the donation amount just because I know it's going to a worthy cause. I just can't explain how absolutely amazed I am at the goodness of everyone. Thank you. Even if you couldn't donate, but just saw Nick's story and your heart went out...Thank you. Even if all you could do was pass it along to others. THANK YOU!
I kinda hope Nick doesn't check this page, so I can tell him tonight the good news :) Thank you all. SO MUCH!
Blown. Away. Just...Wow. It hasn't been 12 hours since I put up the post asking for help for Nick and we're almost to $800! What has been amazing to me is to see places where this has been posted. Groups of people that I don't know, and that don't know me, or Nick or any of us, and who are donating, or even just sharing this page happily.
The world can be a sick, sad place. Bad things happen. People do bad things. But to see how strangers will rally to help one another, when given the opportunity. It just makes my heart burst. I am sad Nick was asleep this morning when I left for work, because I would love to see his face when he sees how generous people have been, an the lovely and inspiring messages people have left, as well.
So the world is a beautiful place as well!
I'm feeling like the Grinch when his heart grew three sizes in one day. Thank you all so much.
Nick is an 18 year old young man. He is a freshman at Kennesaw State University, and lives in Marietta, GA. This past weekend, someone he knew leaked to his parents that he is gay. The response? They kicked him out of his home. While he was at work they showed up and took the car that was in their name, even though he made the payments on it. They put all his stuff on the front yard, and told him to come pick it up before it gets stolen.
And to add insult to all that injury, they then used the fact that his bank accounts were "custodial accounts" to take all his funds, taking the considerable amount he had saved up over the past 3 years working as a bag boy at Publix.
He has no home, no car, thus no way to get back and forth to his school, and no money. We have taken him in, and are committed to keeping him on track. But he will need to find a place to live soon (He is welcome on our couch as long as he needs, but everyone deserves a bed to call their own) and a car to help him get around. Had his parents not emptied his accounts, he could have paid a deposit, got into an apartment, and found a new car, but he was left with nothing.
Worst of all, he has felt that the people most responsible for loving and protecting him through anything have turned their backs and don't care where he's sleeping, or how he's going to feed himself.
We're working to show Nick that he is loved, even by strangers. That the horrible acts of some people will not be enough to stop him, and that with the help of people everywhere, he can get through this.
Thank you so much for your consideration. Even if you cannot donate, your thoughts are appreciated.
I can not imagine what you must be dealing with right now. I do know that you are worthy of love and respect,
and NO ONE has the right, or the power, to make you feel otherwise! Always trust and believe in yourself, and no one will ever be able to defeat you. Keep strong.
Love is love; it's the most natural and beautiful thing in the world. It's not bound to race or gender. It has no constraints and no rules, so long as it's genuine. Keep listening to your heart and don't let anyone discourage you from what you know to be true.
Marcella here: as a parent I cannot imagine anyone doing this to to their child. I cannot imagine anything my children could do or say that would force me to act this way to them. You parents may have kicked you to the curb but there are many moms in the world who would gladly take you into their homes and hearts.
Lydia: I don't know what to say; I hope this helps! Seeing that you've almost doubled your goal, I hope that everything's thrown back in your parents' faces. Keep movin' forward, you lil cupcake c;