ECMC Lifeline Foundation
462 Grider Street, Suite G-1
Buffalo, NY 14215
Nick Giangreco is a Buffalo high school athlete who suffered an improbable, devastating stroke that left him unable to walk, brush his teeth or get dressed. After investigating rehabilitation facilities in several other cities, Nick’s family decided that with the support of the family close by, Nick could receive the best treatment at ECMC. Nick’s physical therapist at ECMC helped him build up his endurance and improve his muscle strength while his occupational therapist helped him regain the skills he would need in everyday life.
Today, Nick drives, boxes, takes college-level courses, studies Italian after school, serves as president of his Philosophy Club at school, and has visited 21 campuses while making plans for college. Despite his hectic schedule, Nick volunteers at ECMC every week to work with teen and adult stroke victims and to give back to the hospital that helped him so much.