NICKY Cobbold has endured more than any 18-year-old ever should.
Born with Down syndrome, Nicky went under the knife for open heart bypass surgery at the age of two.
When he was 10, he contracted leukaemia.
Then, as if that wasn’t already enough, two years ago Nicky was diagnosed with Graves’ disease.
But in spite of all the health dramas and close shaves in his life, there is little to stop Nicky from smiling lately.
And his new home in Corop — Camp Curumbene — has plenty to do with that.
Here, dad Charles tells us how the recreation camp has helped Nicky gain a new lease on life.
Read all about Nicky’s story in tomorrow’s Campaspe News.