Sarasota High Student: Confronting pain with positivity

The school counselor’s warm observation brings to mind an image of a carefree, upbeat high school student whose theme song is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

Nicholas Saslow, who goes by Nick, is a graduating senior in the Class of 2020 at Sarasota High School. He is relentlessly upbeat, dispensing smiles and focused on making others happy.

Carefree and worry-free are different matters. Starting when he was 4, the 18-year-old has undergone 19 painful operations and has a few more to endure before he can embark on a future that isn’t scheduled around the next surgery and lengthy recovery. Continue reading.