Nicki, I have been waiting for a long time to sign your guest book! This is great! (Laura you did a Great job on all of this!) I just wanted to tell you what a true inspiration you are to everyone who is lucky enough to have had the chance to meet you and get to know you! Renee
Laura, you did a great job on this website!! Nicki is of my best friends. Its hard for people to believe that sometimes seeing that I'm only 16 and she is 28. Anyway,besides Nicki being an inspiration......she is a shining star that God put in this world to help others and that is what she is doing with her life. There's no one else like her in this world......and I'm glad to call her my hero! :)
I LOVE YOU!!
Call ya later..
Nicki you're the best!!!
Wow Niki, You are truly an inspiration to me. Thank you for all you do!
You're amazing!! Keep your light shining.
I am so glad that your guest book is up and people can tell you how they appreciate all you are doing to make people aware of SMA.
You are my hero, my friend, and I will always thank God for you being here. You are a shining star in all our lives.
Love you, Betty
Hi Niki, Congratulations on the completion of your website. Emily
The Website is Great!! Your an inspiration to us all. I wish you all the success that you so richly deserve. You indeed are a hero!
Way to go Nicki and Laura, keep up the good work! My two kids Elizabeth and Olivia listen to Nicki's CD often. They both like to go to sleep to it every night. Those little play school tape players are getting lots of use...
You are such an inspiration to everyone.I've read about you,listen to your music and even talked to Renee about you.I also have your picture on my desk at work.You let me know that know matter how hard the times may get,there is a God somewhere who will see me thru,you let me know I will never walk alone.I love the lord,and I love singing gospel music.I sing with a gospel group and I really get joy when I sing.Keep on Nicki---Keep on spreading the gospel thru songs.You are a blessing to mankind.
You are a very bright young lady. Have heard a lot about you though Renee.God is a very good.He has let you spread his word in different ways. Enjoy listing to your songs.
This was so great. It was also very inspiring. Keep up the good work.
Laura, you did a great job.
Love you lots, Nick.
As many times as I have been here, I keep finding new things Laura puts up here. Some of the things I did not know about you. But you are without one of God's special angels. What a difference you have made in my life.
I wish only the best for you and I believe the poem that says "Foot Steps In The Sand".
You are very special in everyones life, and your life will outshine all the others.
Nikki I think that you are very pretty and that you have a good heart. I got in a wreck on October 2, 1999 and I didn't have any hope as to if I look like my self agian because of the scars I had. When Renee invited us to go watch you sing at Evergreen Baptist Church your songs really inspired me to go on and be all I can be no matter what people thought of me or if they stared at me because I had scars on my face and on my knees. Thank you, and continue to be strong. Love Traci Grantham
Your web site is a great inspiration to all. Good luck in the future.
You are such an inspiration in so many wonderful ways. When you enter a room your smile is so vibrant and beautiful it could not be missed by anyone. Your attitude to do everything with a positive outlook and to accomplish your desires no matter what the odds may be against you makes you one of the most incredible individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. (all of these amazing qualities AND you can put up w/ Renee ;-} WOW!!!) Anyway, please take care and stay in touch! luv ya, Michelle & Megan
Nicki, keep up the Great Work!!!
Nicki, it's a fantastic site and you are a fantastic person and an absolutely beautiful woman!
I LOVE YOU AND HOPE THAT YOU COMPLETE ALL YOUR GOALS IN LIFE.
There is no one else that could represent such beauty (inside and out)in South Carolina or the USA. Good Luck at the contest next week. I will be with you in prayer. You are a special person and I love you. Thank you for sharing your music!!
You are such a wonderful person. Some days when I am having a bad day and want to just give up, I think of you. You are always smiling and so positive. I believe that God is definitely in control in your life, as your light shines everywhere that you go. Your smile can light up the darkest of clouds. I listen to your CD all of the time. You are wonderful.
Hi, Nikki, what an inspiration you have been to both Jennifer and me as well as to the other members of our family. I know God is in control at all times. It was God's will that we become friends. Getting to know you has certainly been so good for Jennifer. What an amazing life you have led at the hands of our Father above. The number of lives you have touched is untold. Thank you for being our friend. It has certainly been a pleasure knowing you. Your music and concerts are always inspiring. Your work with the SMA organization will certainly bring results. Congratulations on your victory in South Carolina and we will be rooting for you at the competition for Miss Wheel Chair USA. We love you!
dear nikki, i know i dont know you very well but im michele, becca's friend......i want to wish you all the luck in the world...you deserve the best of everything and you are truly are a very beautiful person in every way possible. may god hold you in the palm of his hand forever. love, michele aka shell
Hey Nick! Decided to write again since the last time I didn't actually write to you...I had a "Blonde" moment and wrote ABOUT you! Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks! Thanks for everything you do for me! I love you just like a sis.......you mean the world to me! Don't ever forget that....and always wear the friendship "ring" I gave ya! Ü Love ya lots!
To a 'shining star' in my life. Nicki you are a true inspiration to me as well as to all of those who you come into contact with. It has been a pleasure to work with you on your music projects and I look forward to future work with you. Your concerts are so inspirational (not to say anything about the wonderful music!). I encourage everyone to try and catch one of your concerts. This day in time, people tend to concentrate on the small, insignificant facets of life rather than looking at the big picture. You have certainly helped me take focus on the big picture. Take Care...Love Ya', Don Smith, Association of Beach and Shag Club DJs (www.angelfire.com/sc/shagdj1)
Niki, I am Janice Drawdy's sister. Your music has been a blessing to me and my family. I know that you are a dear friend to Janice and Katie. I would just like to wish you the best in the pageant. I know that God has used to do his work and you are a true servant for him. Thank you for sharing your special talent with the world. Love in Christ Janine
I love this webpage Nicki...it is GREAT! Where is the pagent? All the Wilson's want to come! =) Good luck...we are praying for you! I miss and love You!
Hey Allie! What a great website and a wonderful message you are spreading. Keep up the good work! Talk to you soon.
You are an inspiration to many.
I am very Proud of you! You will always be an inspiration to anyone you meet. I Love You!
Hey Nicki! This web site is so wonderful. As I said in my high school pagent, you will always be the person in my life who has inspired me the most. I love you and thank God for our friendship! Good luck in the pagent! Beth :) PHIL 1:3-6
Great Web site. You are truley an inspiration and I have been blessed by just knowing you. Best of luck to you. Joe
Nicki is the most wonderful person in the world,and she sings like an angel.She's strong and very encouraging,she has encouraged me to do alot of things,and made me see that God really can do a merical.She's my Gaurdian Angel...
Nicki has been a great role model for many people,including me. She has taught many people the word of god and is still spreading the news. She has taught me many things about life and she keeps on letting god lead her life.
Hi Nicki, This is one of the most inspirational sites I have ever visited.I have enjoyed your music and was thrilled to meet you at the Repite party at Fat Harolds. You keep up the good work. Hope to see you soon. Ken Holland -manager J.Albert's Beach Club
Good Luck at the Miss Wheelchair USA pageant! You've already WON big time over and over! Our thoughts and prayers are always with you! You are so wonderful!
Good Luck at the Miss Wheelchair USA pageant! You've already WON big time over and over! Our thoughts and prayers are always with you! You are so wonderful!
It's been some time since we have chatted but I will never forget how good you were to me when I needed a friend. Even though we don't see each other much anymore that doesn't mean that I don't think about you! You insire me..........I need to hear some of your music lol.
Forever friends, Tom
What a wonderful website you have! I am so proud of all your accomplishments. Love you lots! Gaye Dawn
you are from the heart girl!!! you are something else!!!! and we love you ! LOVE YA, VALERIE
Nicki, I love the web-site. I thank God for bringing you into our lives. My family is so lucky to have you for a friend, but espcially Erika. It is wonderful for her to see that a wheelchair can't stop a person from accomplishing their dreams. We are all looking forward to a beach trip soon. Congratulations on being Miss Wheelchair SC and going to Miss Wheelchair USA. You set a wonderful example for all of us to live "from the heart." Thank you with all of my heart. Liz
You are without a doubt the shinning star of all time. Go get them and shake them up by the tale, let them know who you are and what you stand for.
God smiles on you no matter what. Hold your head high and do what you want to do.
Congratulations on being crowned MISS WHEELCHAIR AMERICA 2001!!!!! I am glad that you wanted me to be a part of the celebration. I love you lots and wish you the best!!
Love your little sis,
Hi Nicki; Very proud to hear you have won Miss Wheelchair America,Keep up the good work.What a mighty God we serve!
Love Ya! Debra
You are indeed an inspiration Nicki! I am a friend of one of your dear friends, Kendra Smith. She has spoken so highly of you and I can truly see why. Keep your faith strong and God bless you in every road you may take.
Hey MS WHEELCHAIR AMERICA! I'm so proud of ya!! Guess I'll have to call ya Queen now! :) Well I love you and remember I'm "QK" :)
Wonderful! Put your latest achievement on the page. Love ya bunches!!!!!Ma
I knew you could do it, you have become a special part of my life, you are an inspiration to me everyday........Now I can call you "QUEEN NICKI"
Love ya lots, keep up the GREAT Work
jed phillipians 4:13
Well bud, You did it! I knew you would! I can't begin to tell you how proud of you I am. It's just the greatest thing being able to spend every day with you and watch as you spread you wings and soar higher and higher! Love ya.
Congratulations! I was excited to hear the news when Renee called! Best of luck!
Great Site Nicki! Congratulations on Miss Wheelchair America 2001!! Thanks for all the advice. Who would have thought, me waiting on you at Red Lobster and meetings(hockey) after I left, you would have turned out to be such a Great Friend! Thank You for pushing me forward!!
NICKI, EVER SINCE I MET YOU, WE HAVE BECOME A FAMILY. YOU ARE THE SISTER I NEVER HAD. I AM THANKFUL FOR OUR FRIENDSHIP AND OUR ''CEMENT'' BOND....WE HAVE HAD SOME GREAT TIMES TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY AT THE BEACH, BUT THEN AFTER ALL, WE COULD BECOME BEACH BUMS, COULDNT WE?....I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AND HAVE STRIVED AND FOUGHT TO DO....YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES, THAT YOU DON'T REALIZE...YOU HAVE THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL AND I KNOW I HAVE TOLD YOU THIS BEFORE, GOD HAS A BIG JOB FOR YOU AND YOUR WORK IS NOT FINISHED BY NO MEANS..IT'S ONLY BEGINNING... WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU WINNING THE TITLE OF ''MS WHEELCHAIR 2001'' AND WE KNOW THIS IS ALL PART OF HIS PLAN...GO AT IT GIRL AND DO YOUR WORK. JUST ALWAYS REMEMBER WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU WHEN YOU ARE ON THE ROAD...JUST MAKE IT BACK IN TIME FOR ''FAMILY DINNER''... LOVE, SUSAN
I Love You!!!!! And I Miss You!!!!!
Hi Nicki! I don't know if you remember me or not, but I am a friend of Renee's. I want to congradulate you for winning Ms. Wheelchair America! Way to go!
Hi Nicki! I don't know if you remember me or not, but I am a friend of Renee's. I want to congratulate you on becoming Ms. Wheelchair America! Way to go!
Dear Nicki, I work with Kendra & she has told us so much about you. I believe you are a true inspritation to all of us. iwas diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago & it really brought me so mucher closer to God. I have been in remission for a little more than a year & each day I thank God. Love Michelle
Hey, my friend! Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you! Momma Carol is too! She sends her love and asks about you and Renee and Becca daily! You are an inspiration! I love you and can not wait to see you -- approximately 2 weeks!!!!! Get plenty of rest before then -- remember, you have to keep up with me and keep me out of trouble. See ya soon!
Congratulations on Miss Wheelchair USA. YOU give us inspiration and hope for our children. You are a true role model. And Robyn loves your CD! -Kelli
HEY NICKI JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I'M GLAD THAT I'VE GOTTEN TO KNOW YOU. CONG.'S ON MISS AMERICA 2001. I'VE REALLY ENJOYED YOUR CONCERT'S THAT I'VE BEEN TOO. YOU DO A GREAT JOB. I'LL TALK TO YOU SOON. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOUR FRIEND- WENDY
Hi Nicki. Just a few words ... I have 3 kids, 2 have SMA Type II. You give inspiration to all of us who struggle with any challenge! You've touched a lot of lives in such a positive way :) Thank you.
NICKI, YOU ARE THE SWEETEST SOUR PICKLE QUEEN THAT I KNOW. THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS,HAPPINESS,HOPE AND LOVE THAT YOU HAVE SHARED WITH EVERYONE AROUND YOU. LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP PEACHIES
Nicki, you have a beautiful voice. It is so wonderful to know that you use it for God's glory.
I work at ABB and have known a friend of yours for a lot of years. She is Elaine Eaddy and she told me about your web-site. It is very nice. Keep up the good work and continue to serve God in such a glorious way.
your a great singer and a inspiration to people like me who have nothing wrong with them and need to get going and do half of the stuff you do for the lord
Nicki Just wanted to say how great it was to have you sing the National Anthem at ShawFest 2000 on October 20th and 21st at Shaw AFB. We appreciate your being there both days. Your beautiful voice and presence add dramatically to both days...you just made it complete. Thank you. Judy
you are incredible..........go for all you can........ you can do it, you are living proof....thank you for letting me have faith...
Your story is truly amazing. I thank God for people like you who have a gift to minister to those who need to see God's angel doing his work on earth. Thank You for agreeing to participate in the Welsh Neck Baptist Association College & Career Conference November 11, 2000. May God bless you everyday. Royce & Carol Allison College & Career Sunday School Class Lakeview Baptist Church Hartsville, SC
Hi Nicki, Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. I really enjoyed talking with you and am so glad I was finally able to meet the famous "Aunt Nick"! You are an amazing person and an inspiration to everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I think your website is excellent and I can't wait to give this address to all my family and friends so that they can enjoy your message.Thank you for helping me out with my project. It was a pleasure getting to know you! With love, Ashley
Its a great site. I had tp listen to your sound clips ans they are great. There is a real future for you. Keep working hard, praying and believing in your God given abilities and you will go far.
Dear Aunt Nick, I like your singing and your website. Congratulations on being Ms. Wheelchair America 2001. Love, Jesse
Hi Aunt Nick! Your singing is very good. I like listening to it. I had fun looking at your website. You sang good at the airplane show at Shaw. Love, Mason
Nicki, I am so proud of you for being crowned Ms Wheelchair America 2001. The first time I met you in 1994 or 95, I can't remember which, I knew you had a great life ahead of you, and if I had to lose in 1993 I am glad you brought the crown to SC in 2001. Nicki, I look forward to working with you and I will do all in my power to make you get all the publicity you deserve in SC and throughout the US.Being Ms Wheelchair of SC is a great honor in itself, but being the best in a wheelchair in the Unitied States is even more an honor. I don't have SMA, but I have Cerebral Palsy which is alot like SMA, and I know the trials and tribbulations you go through on a daily basis and I can truly say if it wern't for Gods glory I wouldn't be here today my self. I also know how busy you are going to be this year being both Ms Wheelchair of SC and Ms Wheelchair America, but I have every confidence you will make SC proud of you. Nicki I didn't win when I went to the nationsls, but I brought back the next best thing and that was Ms Congenality and to be that said alot when it came from the contestants themselves, so again Nicki I am so proud of you. I live by my little motto:If one life can breath a little easier cause I lived, then my life is a success. Thank you for letting me be a part of your reign by helping in anyway I can. Love, Vivian, Ms Wheelchair of SC 1992
Happy Birthday!!!!!! :-) I love you lots....always!
I LOVE YOU NICKI!!! I ALWAYS WILL. I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT I'M GLAD YOU BELIEVED IN GOD AND HOPE YOU ALWAYS WILL. HE'LL DO ANYHTING FOR YOU. aND IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, JUST LOOK IN THE MIRROR. LOVE YA, DANIELLE
Hi Nik, Your the best. Keep on doing what your doing. I admire you greatly.
Hey Nicki! Get website! Thank you for sharing it. I'm sure you hear it often, but you are quite inspirational! I hope I get to know you better in the future:) Michelle
I am so proud of you and I know that with the ministry you are involved in you can make a difference in so many peoples lives. You are truely a great friend and even though we are miles apart and can't speak everyday, please know that you are always in my heart and prayers. Good luck with all your endeavors.
yours truely, tina (one of the masses)
I just wanted to let you know how much of an inspiration you are. You will never know how much you have affected my life and the others around you.
NICKI, I AM THE PREACHER THAT YOU SENT YOUR AUTOGRAGHED PICTURE TO IT IS HANGING IN MY MUSIC ROOM. IN MARCH OF 1997 I WAS IN ACCIDENT WHILE INSTALLING A SERVICE POLE FOR A MOBILE HOME AND EVERY SINCE THAT DAY I HAD TO WALK WITH A CANE AND WILL BE WALKING WITH IT FOR THEREST OF MY LIFE,I DO NOT HAVE A PAINLESS DAY.BUT THROUGH IT ALL LIKE YOU I AM HOLDING ON TO THE NAILSCARED HANDS OF JESUS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING AND CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL OF YOUR ACCOMPLISMENTS MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU, YOUR FAN AND FRIEND IN JESUS CHRIST REV. DAVIS N.BROWN
GLAD THAT YOU ARE IN OUR LIVES,AND TO KNOW THE KIND OF LOVE THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN TO US. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR MOM.
Nicki, you are without the most wonderful person I have ever knew. As God's child, you are carring out his word and the word of the SMA children here and also those who have gone. I wish in this new year coming that all your dreams come true in life. Know that I love you like a daughter, Sugar.
Thanks for being the glow that lights my path. Keep up the good work. I am sooooo very proud of you. The joy you bring to my life is one of my many blessings. Your music and testimony is a living witness to what God can do in a person's life.
IT IS GREAT THAT YOU GET TO GO TO WASHINGTON TO VIEW THE NEW PRESIDENT TAKE OATH. JUST THINK A LITTLE OLE GAL FROM PAMPLICO, SC MEETING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I JUST KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME. YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED WITH ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND ENDURED. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE WARM SPOT IN MY HEART...
HEY, IT'S TIME FOR FAMILY DINNER..WESTERN SIZZLING OR PERCY'S?
Hey Nicki, Imagine surfing through this web site only to find you again doing wonderful work of the Lord. Our trip was great and I will e-mail later. I see that everyone knows what I've known for a long time.... that you are an angel!!!!! Keep spreading the word of the Lord and SMA. Love always, Jamie
Nicki, I had the great pleasure to see you by accident at a church near New Cut SC. (very shortly after your accident) I was visiting New Cut with my mom for service (I'm from Columbia) The youth were leaving and me and my daughter (Joscelyn 7yrs) went with them to another church a few miles away and we were going to see you. You are very inspirational...I enjoyed your ministry and your music with all my heart. My daughter sat on my lap through your entire program telling me how beautiful you looked and sounded. You truly have helped lead me back to where I belonged..with God. Thank you.
Hey Nicki! Glad to meet you through Quest, and this awesome site! God-willing, we can maybe meet someday. Have a great day and God Bless! Your Friend in Christ, Steven Passmore Augusta Maine
Dear Nicki, What an inspiration to learn about you in Quest. I have 3 children, 2 of whom have SMA and live their lives much like you do - with the belief that they are made in God's image according to His perfect plan. Ryan is 19 years old and is a freshman biology/pre-med major at Presbyterian College. Megan is 10 years old and is a 5th grader at Pineview Elementary School in West Columbia, SC. Megan is taking her 7th year of dance and recently danced in the White Knoll High School Miss Timberwolf Pageant. Like you, both children like to educate the community and present a positive look at individuals who happen to use wheelchair mobility. We would love the opportunity to meet you and to hear you sing! Do you have a schedule of appearances that can be published or are you headed for the Columbia area any time soon? We look forward to meeting someone with our own philisophy!
I think you have a wonderful website! You are obviously an inspiration to anyone who has a chance to hear or read your story. I recently lost my wife and daughter through divorce and then my job. I was reminded that GOD wants to be our provider.
Hello Nicki~ It was so nice to meet you at The Miracle for Madison event. You are such an inspiration to us all. I love your tape, you touched so many people at the event on Saturday. I am so glad my family met you. We love your new sunglasses :):) We can't wait to see you again in Chicago in June. Take care, Love, The Torbert family
Nicki, What a fabulous website! It was great to see you at our reunion back in October! Wish we would have had longer to visit. My husband's aunt, Ann Morrow, met you at her church recently, First Baptist in Bishopville, and had many wonderful things to say about you. I am so glad that she told me about your website. I would love to give her and my mother-in-law one of your CDs. I know they would enjoy it. I have really enjoyed listening to mine and am proud to say that I know you and grew up with you. Would love to know when you have more and when I can get some. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished and good luck in the future. You truly are an inspiration! Take care and tell your mom hello for me. Love, Laura
Just wanted to remind you how proud I am of you! Just when people think that you've accomplished as much as you can......you prove them wrong! Thanks for being who you are! I love you lots......till next time.....rolliN' forward... LOL Ü
You're my very bestest bud!
Don't cha just love Wally World at 2 am?
your story is so amazing i beleive in god very strongly but by read your story i believe in him so much more because when i was 3 years old i almost died but by hte graze of god some how the found out what was wrong in the nikc of time one more day wiht my comditoin and i wuold have died, but i am so happy for and just wanted to let you know how much reading your story helped me. Your remind me of soemone that i know and i almost believe that seh is angel and maybe you are too. LUV ALWAYS
i haven't heard you sing yet but i have heard many wonderful things about your testimony. keep singing for god with all your heart. i hope to hear you sing very soon
You have a great web site,and you are truly an insperation.
You have a great web site,and you are truly an insperation.
Oh my gosh...for a while I kept hearing Nicki Ard playing on my christian radio station but I didn't put 2 and 2 together until tonight!!! Way to go Nicki..your story is an inspiration to me!! My daughter might have a serious disease (type1) but God moves in mysterious ways doesn't he. I lost a son to this disease and have a daughter I plan on keeping with me for a long while..we will battle this disease by Gods grace and mercy...and I pray for a blessing for you to keep spreading the word about SMA as well as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ..my Lord and Savior!!! God Bless you and you will always be in my prayers!!!
This is Betty Jo From Calif.,I have a new baby grandauther Her name is Madison Joann Thayer.My other three grandauthers are doing fine. They love the new babby.I hope to see you next year,and you and your mom are doing ok. Let me know how your surgery went well.tell everyone I said hello,and I love and miss them all.
Love Betty Jo
Nicki we spelled baby wrong
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