My name is Nikki Billings and I have been serving as a North Carolina Hub leader for Avery’s Angels since August of 2015. I’m a wife and a mother to two beautiful boys, one of which whose life was taken too soon at just 32 weeks gestation due to the rare defect called Gastroschisis. Our first born, Lucas was diagnosed during the anatomy scan/gender reveal at just 16 weeks. My husband and I were both shocked and confused, as this term was completely foreign to us. It was after his birth that we learned about Avery’s Angels and started receiving support. From there, I realized just how much this foundation helped me and I wanted to do the same for others. Lucas now has a younger brother named Jensen who was born in October of 2017. Our sweet angel is the center of everything we do and the reason why I strive to put all of my heart into the Averys Angels Gastroschisis Foundation.