Mother Shelly holds Nick, an 18 year old Primordial Dwarf, in front of the mammoth 1800 year old Methuseleh Tree the day before brain surgery for 3 aneurysms at Stanford, with speical thanks to Dr. Gary Steinberg and his incredible surgical & support team!
Shelly holds 18 year old Nick during a walk through the redwoods as his Dad, Lawrence, follows.
Nick climbing this 20' wide redwood the day before his brain surgery.
After seeing the big tree Nick, 18, discovers "You CAN get anything you want at nearby Alice's Restaurant" - at least, a sweet bulldog!
Nick Smith with Mom Shelly & "Tiger Lily" at Alice's Restaurant.
Nick with Lawrence, his Dad, out picking up some meds the day before surgery.
Two days after Nick's brain surgery found him alert and clowning around with his "ET Finger," a blood pressure monitor, in ICU at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Nick got plenty of reassurance from Mom, Dad, family friends and staff during his stay in ICU Stanford Medical Center.
On the 7th day after Nick's brain surgery, Mom and family friend Joey took Nick, who felt great, to tour San Francisco where he picked up some bling from the Hard Rock Cafe before ending up at a friend's home waiting to fly back home to Georgia...
Nick shows off the scar his hair will hide once it grows back. Nick reported "No pain!"
Only ONE WEEK after brain surgery for 3 aneurysms Nick visited the photographer's home where he played with the dog, danced and ate a good meal...