Nick's Picks provides fun-filled backpacks loaded with activities and comfort items to hospitalized /isolated children in pediatric centers nationwide
"Play In The Game of Life"
Nick's Picks Mission Statement

Nick's Picks is a 501c3 charity established by liver transplant recipient Nick Wallace in 2012 that exists to support hospitalized children with serious, chronic illnesses. The charity's focus is to provide backpacks loaded with games, toys and comfort items to children - hospitalized and often living in isolation - in an effort to raise their spirits and keep them engaged through play. 

A Tribute to Dr. Thomas Starzl 

My life changed in 2013 when I met Dr. Thomas Starzl. 
Dr. Starzl performed the first successful liver transplant at the University of Colorado in 1967. He spent the rest of his life saving lives, like mine.

Nick Speaks at Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Nick Wallace, the 17-year old founder of Nick's Picks, spoke to over 150 employees at Intercept Pharmaceuticals Feb. 28 Nick was born with biliary atresia, a pediatric liver disease, and at the age of 13, received a life-saving liver transplant. Intercept is evaluating a therapy that could one day be delivered to patients such as Nick to treat the liver disease.


Volunteers Turn Out to Support Nick's Picks

Nick's Picks volunteers were out in full force to assemble over 400 backpacks to be delivered to centers nationwide.


Support Nick's Picks, Win a Stay-cation

Make a $50.00 tax-deductible donation and enter to win one-of-two 2 day stay-cations at the historic Hotel Del Coronado!


  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto CA
  • Ronald McDonald House Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Orange, CA
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Memorial Children's Hospital, South Bend, IN
  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  •  Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH
  • Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego, CA
  • Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital, Gainesville, FL
  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH


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