Nicholas was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 3, and by 14, despite bracing, his curve had worsened and required surgery. He and his parents planned the procedure at Johns Hopkins with pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Paul Sponseller, but then the pandemic struck. The family knew that a delay in treatment may allow scoliosis to progress, so they were back as soon as surgeries resumed at Johns Hopkins, reassured by the care team about safety protocols. Several weeks later, Nicholas was home, healthy and practicing his golf swing.