Thanks to the support of friends and family, teammates and opponents, the UCLA and ESPN community and even complete strangers, the Big Nick Fund – set up for former UCLA offensive lineman Nick Ekbatani after his recent car accident - has hit its target goal of $50,000.
In five days.
What an incredible story of a community coming together for one of the best dudes I know. Everyone understands that the recovery process will not be easy, but to be able to ease some of the financial burden on the family is just fantastic.
Knowing Nick’s passion for life, that inner fire that fuels him, he’s going to respond to this adversity. Proof: watch the video, taken less than a week after the accident.
Great job, everyone.