Families HELPING FAMILIES. youths helping YOUTHS. "Be kind"
Nicolina Ann was born on October 25, 2001 in Guatemala. On April 12, 2002 the Hodovanich Family’s prayers were answered by God and our Guatemalan princess became a part of our family. We noticed from a young age that Nicolina was full of energy and needed much more attention than her older brother, Bobby, whom we had adopted four years earlier. Over the course of her life we watched our beautiful princess struggle with mental illness. Nicolina was kind to everyone, loved animals and adventure, was an artist, and a sensitive soul. On April 11, 2019 Nicolina lost her mental health battle to brain pain. Her life and struggles and her grasp of the value of kindness and generosity to others is the inspiration and driving force of Nicolina’s Wishes Charitable Foundation’s work to reach out in support and care to those in need.
Will provide educational and support services for individuals, families, and peers affected by mental health issues and illness. This foundation will advocate mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and grief support to engage with community and on-site programming to include family peer support, wellness and resource education.