December 21

Resident Shares Good Feelings Forward

Nicole, a Graceworks Enhanced Living resident, recently realized a lifelong dream of seeing her beloved Cincinnati Bengals play live at Paul Brown Stadium. She chose the “Battle of Ohio” against the Cleveland Browns as her first live game. That match-up took place on November 5. A Bengals victory and the awe of the live game left a lasting impression: Nicole wanted to pay those good feelings forward.

She used her own money to purchase game tickets and to make her dream a reality. Thinking about the joy of attending that game provoked another wish: to give needy children a nice Christmas.

Nicole decided to give up her own Christmas and instead spent over $200 on toys for needy children. She went on a shopping spree, selected a cartful of toys and then immediately dropped her treasures into a Toys for Tots bin outside the store. When Nicole went into the store, the bin was empty. She singlehandedly filled the bin to the top!

During her shopping spree, Nicole entered a drawing to win two tickets to a performance of The Nutcracker. When the drawing happened, she won!