One of Nick's favorite songs!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Funtoberfest 5K Memory Walk/Run OCTOBER 1, 2011

The Nicholas Yancy Nischan Foundation will be hosting a 5K Memory Walk/Run on Saturday, October 1st, 2011.

The race will begin at 10 a.m.

Preregistration begins at 9 a.m.

First, second, and third place medallions will go to both the fastest male and female runners.

In order to receive your t-shirt the day of the race, you need to pre-register by September 22nd. Otherwise, we will mail your t-shirt to you at a later date. The cost of the race is $15 before September 22nd and $20 from that time on (to cover handling and shipping of t-shirts).

Registration forms can be picked up at Farmer's Hardware, Homespun Sisters, McFarland-Murray Chevrolet, JMK Electric, and Ross Realty in Grayson, KY.

For more information, contact Tammy Nischan at

Proceeds from the race will be used to purchase new supplies for the memory boxes that Nick's Foundation sends out to families who have lost a child as well as to diabetes research in memory of Snowy Hall.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the race, please contact Tammy Nischan by September 10th so that your business name can be included on the back of the t-shirts!

Thank you for being a part of Nick's legacy!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Memory Boxes..................................

For the past 2 1/2 years, we have been mailing memory boxes out to families who have lost children.

In these boxes are five wonderful books on grief, a windchime engraved with Joshua1:9 (Nick's favorite verse), a picture frame, a set of Nick's notecards, and a NYN Foundation teddy bear.

We had purchased supplies for 50 memory boxes, and I am thankful and sad to report that we have mailed out the last of our memory boxes that we had in stock.

As we venture into reordering all of the needed supplies, we are hoping to do a 5K Memory Walk Fundraiser this fall in Grayson, KY.

I will send more info at as the walk/race develops.

If you would like to help support our memory box ministry in any way, please let me know.

Thankful for all of you!

Tammy :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Getting Ready to Start Some Planning.............

After a year of teaching full time, I am ready to take a break and dive into some work with Nick's foundation.

We recently stained five swings with arbors and placed them around the college campus in the community where we live. I love seeing people on them. It makes me smile.

We will be reordering memory box supplies very soon. Sadly, we have already given away 50 to families who have lost children in the past two and a half years. We are thankful for your gifts that have helped reach out to hurting families with the Hope of Heaven.

I will write more soon, but I just wanted to check in and say that the foundation is still working with Basket of Hope (I have several huge containers in my family room at this very minute that need to be delivered to the Furrey Foundation) and with our Nick Nooks which are placed in medical facilities throughout the tri-state.

Lord willing, we will be hosting a big event sometime soon and I will be sure to update the site more frequently as we jump back in to reaching others who are hurting.

Much love,

Monday, January 31, 2011


I do not visit here as often as I should.

It's tough sometimes to come and hear the music and see his huge smile and know that I can never get closer to his love than through a photograph.

But I think of you, the ones who loved him too. I think of how you have helped us help others who are hurting by giving and supporting Nick's foundation, and I want to say "thank you."

We have purchased beautiful swings with arbors to place all around the campus of the university where my husband teaches. They will be stained and placed in their new homes once the winter season ends and spring starts blooming. I am excited!

We are narrowing down the focus of the foundation in 2011. Memory boxes will become our focal point from this time forward. God seems to be using our grief to help others who are hurting, and we want to build this ministry in the years ahead.

Thank you for helping us by making donations when you can. We always smile and say "thank you" when we receive a token of love through the mail or through Paypal. All funds are used for the ministry of Nick's foundation in some fashion to encourage others.

We will be restocking our memory box supplies in the next few weeks. I sit amazed to think that since Nick passed away we have mailed out nearly 50 memory boxes around the world..............a reminder that we do not grieve alone.

Thank you for loving us through our pain,