Nicolas was born June 1993 and became a C1-C4 quadriplegic following a horrific traffic accident when he was just 20 days old. Nicolas was soon transferred to the care of the University of Padua. There, at the age of nine months, he became one of the youngest patients ever implanted with a diaphragm pacing system.

Using the excellent mobility and safety afforded him by his diaphragm pacing system, Nicolas has been able to travel extensively with his family. They have traveled across Europe including trips to Spain, France and Switzerland as well as many local trips in Italy. Nicolas, now 17 years old, is currently attending school in his hometown of Rimini, Italy.