"All speaking is public speaking whether
it's to one person or a thousand." ~ Roger Love
(I won the 2007 Jefferson County Youth
Bureau Youth Leadership Award.)
"CONGRATULATIONS NICKI!!! YOU SURE DESERVE IT!!!! I AM GLAD THAT"SOMEONE" RECOGNIZES YOUR GREATNESS!"
"I wanted to say congratulations and I'm
very proud of you. I saw you applied to JCC and I just wanted to say that you are my inspiration when times get tough and
I think I can't go on. You are a strong, good willed, caring, intelligent, amazing girl and I am honored to know you and to
know your story. I also wanted to say you should be proud of yourself and lizzy will be so proud of you when she eventually
understands what you did. "
"I had all the faith in you and you deserve
"Your very strong and have a good head
on your shoulders."
"Magmahal, magtaya at magpalaya"
"ur amazin for having one so young"
"Wow your incredible and congrats on your
"U sound really brave, especially wiv wot
u've been thru! i admire u 4 goin 2 skool aswell, fair play 2 u! Wish u all da best! x"
"I must say I'm quite amazed by your story
and your accomplishments both as a teen and a teen mom."
"Wow your doing alot im proud"
"You chose the harder path and I am sure
that one day your daughter will thank you."
"I think that you are definetly one of
the most brave people I have ever read about anywhere."
"Well congratulations and thank you for
the example of taking resonsibility and pursuing you eduacation with a child...for the girls out there who say "I cant finish
school with a baby" or "I didnt mean to get pregnant...I'll have an abortion" please look at this example and know that it
is possible......God has different plans for us all..."
"Hey Nicki, it's nice to see that you are
doing good and enjoying your time with your daughter. You sound like you are a very good mom."
"I am proud of you ! Keep up the good work!"
~Mr S. (Former teacher at my high school:
"You are SOOO AWESOME NICOLE"
"mommytoele, this is a beautiful story
and very well written!"
"You looked great and your presentation
was awsome i am sure everyone loved it just as much as me."
"I'm sorry for all the stress you've had
to endure. It's hard to believe you're only 19.
Please go to college, it will be worth it, trust me on that! I wish you the best of luck."
"Thank you Nicole, Thank you for
being there when I need someone just to talk to... you are an angel."
"You are an amazing young lady, Nicky!!"
“I just wanted to tell you that I’m so proud of you for graduating!
You look so beautiful in your picture too! You have overcome all the statistics that were taught in health class or sex-ed,
and I want you to know you truly are an amazing woman and mother!!!!! Hope everything is going well. Miss you!”
“Congratulations Nicole!!! You deserve
to be so proud of yourself...It takes so much hard work and sacrifice to graduate
when you are a teen mom. Your daughter will have a better life because you have made the sacrifices to have a high school
diploma. I hope all of your dreams come true!”
"I was at a meeting today and people -
especially Trenton Clark - had very lovely things to say about you. You should be really proud for all you have accomplished."
" I know how demanding college can be.....I
can't imagine being a Mom on top of that.......my Hat's off to you!!!!"
"I'm very proud of you. As you know, not
everyone makes it like you did. I will always remember you. You have no idea how many people in my "present life" I've bragged about you to. Rest assured, when you go to bed at night, somebody admires and loves you -me!"
~Rose Darby (Former principal at my school)
"There aren’t many people in this
world like u these days." ~Nikki~
"I cannot describe in words clearly
enough of the pride I have knowing you. You are an amazing young woman and extraordinary mom. You have grown tremendously
since the time we first met…years ago now. Always remember the gift you are. Many blessings for you and your family."
~Angie, Planned Parenthood
“idk how you do it i mean u take care of everything u need to do for the baby and everything do volunteer
stuff and help ppl make the right choice”
~Nick Defranco (South Jefferson HS Student)
“Thanks for contacting me! I’ve heard great things about you and would love to chat some day and
see what you know about teen pregnancy prevention in the State of New York.”
~ Merri Johnson, Reality Works
“I seek your help because you where a teen mom”
~ Krissie Bellrose
“That’s so wonderful Nicole! Thanks for sending this to me.
It’s always great to see others spreading your inspirational message!
Hope all is well!!!
“Good for you! What good publicity! You have obviously touched more lives than you know!”
Talk to you soon-
“great I love getting your good news….take care”
“Please know, Nicole, I am always here if you need me. Please take care, best wishes
with the job hunt, and keep in touch. All the best”
“Hi Nicole, What an incredible site. I am very proud of you for all that you have
accomplished. I wish you every happiness, Nicole. You deserve so much, because you have overcome so much and have made it
through. Keep in touch and keep reaching for those bright and brilliant stars.”
“Just wanted to say hey, and I hope you're doing well!”
“i saw you on
tv thats was pretty cool. iam glad your doing what you are doing, keep it up!!”
“You did a great job on your web site, Nicole. Thanks
for sending me the address so I could see it. Keep up the good work.” ~Ginny
“I have faith in you Nicole and I know you're going to be an
excellent author! Congratulations on the new job and the many other blessings that are coming your way! Kudos!
You ROCK!:>) “
~Melinda, Favorite Author
“I received your package over the weekend and am quite impressed w/ the brochures, newsletters, etc. I
haven't had a chance to look at the dvd's, yet but I'm sure they are just as nice. Keep up the good work and I look
forward to working with and meeting you in the very near future.”
~Melinda, Favorite Author
“That is a interesting site. What your doing is a very good thing
because you have the power to touch people on a totally different level. It's a lot easier for someone who has been through
something to connect with someone else than it is for someone who sits behind a desk. good for you. It's not very often that
someone who feels that strongly about something actually takes the imitative to ACTUALLY DO something about it. That's awesome.
Keep at it. You have nothing to loose and everything to gain...”
“I’m glad you are getting back in touch with your friends, we all miss you!”
“Not a problem i told her that you helped me and talked to me when i thought i was preggant with my boyfriend
and she asked what your sn was and i gave it you..... but thank you for your help from both of us...”
~General Brown School, Girl
“I did look at your website and i think its great, i think what you are doing is fantastic and i hope you have
touched the lives of many teens and in the future as well..”
“Hi Nicky, You are so awesome...Hope
everything is well with you.”
“Your an amazing mom! :)”
“Great job, Nikki! You really are making a difference!”
~Mrs. Purvis, General Brown
“Sounds like things went well in
Massena. I'm sure you have made a difference to many young people. What a great service you provide.....nothing like hearing
from a teen mother what actually is invloved and the hard work and sacrifice it takes.....what a wonderful role model you
“My sister called me yesterday and
mentioned that she saw my name on your email list and she knows you very well....to quote her "one of her favorite students"... Mrs. Moore. Small world isn't it!”
~Mrs. Caviller, Indian River
“Congratulations, Nicole! You're doing a great job informing young people about the responsibilities associated
w/ teen pregnancy. Keep up the good work! PS - The pictures look great. I love the poster w/ the monthly financial
breakdown as well as all the other give aways!:>)”
~Melinda Robertson, Author
“Great Idea Nicole! You are always thinking out of the box!” (Regarding my idea for DVD for classrooms)
~Merri Johnson, Realityworks
“Good Luck on the test!!!! I'm sure
you'll score high. You are a smart person.”
~Stephanie Moore (civil service test)
“You are so very creative. (DVD presentation
for the classrooms) Yes, that you are. I think that is a GREAT
Yes, I would be very interested. I love you idea. Smile ----I can tell
you life is going well. Keep it up. You are making a difference in this world........”
“Yes, I can believe you are
keeping in touch with people from JCC.
This is wonderful, by the way. No stopping you now, girl. Go go go.”
~Mrs. Arleen Burgess, BOCES teacher
“Great job girl keep up the good work.”
“I SAW IT! (Nicole on 7 News) GREAT JOB! You sure are working very
hard at this important message!!”
“Nikki, I am so proud of you as usual. Keep it up. You are something that makes me proud to have
been a part of. My four years were not wasted because you continue my efforts.”
“Hey sweetie! Saw you on the news!
GREAT job! You looked wonderful and Lizzie is growing sooo fast! I am so proud of you. I talk about you all the time!”
~Mrs. Erin King
missy said she saw you on tv a little while ago. Thats pretty cool.”
(my “old” best friend)
“I'm happy that you are so happy.
You deserve it !!!!!” (Being with Devon)
“Thanks for your e-mail; it is always
a pleasure to hear from you. I am going to check out your Channel 7 programs. I
don't get to watch much tv with my full schedule. I am eager to see it; I am
proud of you!
~Ed Thompson, Professor at JCC
“Thanks for coming in Nicole...the
students always enjoy your presentation.” (2008)
~Stacey Cavellier, Indian River
“I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I have not taken the time to write you a formal thank you which I am embarassed about
that I hope you realize how much I appreciate your dedication and enthusiasm when guest speaking.”
~Christine Purvis, General Brown
“It’s Alicia over at CNN Headline
News. We’re doing a story on teen pregnancy today, and we were hoping you might be available to join us. It’s
about Bristol Palin saying abstinence is unrealistic for teens.”
~Alicia, CNN Headline News (cancelled last minute on February
“I think that yours is a very important
message that the girls need to hear, we also like to get the parents from this area involved too.”
~Kellie Comment on my story:
Works, October 2007, Newsletter:
“I just read it. Thats wonderful.
I am so proud of you. I know you know what you're doing is amazing but you were giving a gift. A gift to help people, a gift
to reach out to others. No one is as strong as you.
Keep up the work and I know you'll graduate."
"Hi, Nicki! Checked out the link and all
I can say is: WOW!!! I am so very proud of you! I really wish I could help you in this even given the miles that stand between
us. Sigh...But hey, if you do need help in these talks of yours that I may, for some reason, be able to help you with, please
just tell me. Your folks must really be proud of you. I know I am. Take care of yourself."
on being on the Star Jones Show
T.V. Show, Dec. 19, 2007)
“Congrats Nicole your on your way..”
“Look at you! I’ve said it before and
now again, I am so proud to know a woman who knows her destiny and message in life. Plan BIG girl because you are more powerful
than you imagine.”
“Nicole, you never cease to amaze
me with your accomplishments!!! You
should be very proud of yourself!!”
“Congratulations, Nicole! May God continue to use you as you educate your peers about
the responsibilities associated with being a teen parent.
What an AWESOME opportunity to be
the Star Jones show. This is just the beginning of great things coming your way in 2008!”
Author of Motherhood- What you don’t know”
“OMG! That’s all I can say!
I'm SO beyond proud of you that makes me so happy that finally you get to REALLY speak out to people about what you've been
through and being on the Star Jones show I'm sure is just the beginning for you! It makes me so happy for you!”
“That is awesome!!!! I continue to be so proud of you!!!!”
OMG! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! HOW EXCITING!”
~Andrea (From: Community College)
What people had to say about Nicki being in her (old) High School’s
Newsletter (March, 2008):
“Wow that is so cool! I'm amazed how the word get's out... although
I shouldn't be! It speaks loudly of you and your capabilities!! Take Care Nicki! Talk Soon!”
“That is sooo AWESOME..im proud of ya...love ya”
“Great article about your work! You’ve done an amazing
job of overcoming some tough obstacles!”
~Merri, Reality Works
“Good for you! What good publicity! You have obviously touched more lives
than you know! Talk to you soon ”
~Chrissy, General Brown
“That’s pretty cool!”
~Elaine Garvey, Children’s Clinic
“Great story.....how nice. As I have mentioned previously,
You certainly are making a difference.....good for you!!!!”
“I saw you and daughter right there in the newspaper the same day.
They did a nice job. Smile”
~Mrs. Arleen Burgess, BOCES BCT Instructor
What people had to say about me being in Watertown Daily Times Newspaper (Front Cover)
July 25th, 2008
Congratulations Nicole! You do a great job staying in the forefront!
~Merri Johnson, Reality Works
I loved the article and the pholt of you
and Lizzy. You have become very popular with your teen pregnancy program. What a difference you have made. Good for you.
Congratulations, Nicole! Keep up the good work!
~Melinda Robertson, Author
I saw your interview and pictures in today's paper, you are doing a fantastic job at getting the message out on teen
pregnancy prevention which is soo important and doing it all yourself! Great pictures!! Best wishes
Beautiful pics Nicole.....Keep up the "good" work!
“What a great article in the Wat.n Times. You certainly are making a name for yourself with the Teen Pregnancy
things you do. When you are passionate about something, it shows. Teens are lucky to have someone to talk to who will tell
them the truth about things. You are making a difference!!!!! Keep up the good work.