Nicholas Ronald Harbin, Donor

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My son had a heart of gold...

My beloved son Nicholas passed away in December 2014, eight days after sustaining severe head trauma and upper body injuries from a 30-foot fall.

Nicholas loved life and helping others to the point of denying himself. I am reminded of an incident when he was in elementary school and I had just bought him a new winter coat and he came home without it. I learned that he had given his coat to another child who did not have one. He stated to me that we were rich (we were not) and I could just buy him another one. I knew then that my son had a heart of gold.

After graduation in 2002, Nick earned the right to wear the title of United States Marine and shortly thereafter deployed to Iraq. When his unit returned to the States eleven months later, and just as I was making my plane reservations to greet him at Camp Pendleton, I learned that he would not be with his unit because he volunteered to remain overseas an additional five weeks. Although I was a bit disappointed, I was extremely proud of his unselfish action. He later explained to me that he wanted to give his “brothers” who had wives and children the chance to see their families first.

After fulfilling his obligation with the Marine Corps, Nicholas moved to Tucson, Arizona and was a student at Pima Community College. Nick loved everything art and loved to draw. His work can be seen in schools, homes and businesses including a portrait of Maya Angelou at Barnes & Noble in Tucson.

When Nick’s transition from this world was imminent, without hesitation I asked that Donate Life be contacted because I knew that he would have wanted to help someone else in any way that he could.

He would always say to me “This is not goodbye, just so long for now,” and yet he still lives on.

Amazing father, son, brother and friend

~Generosity Transforms the World


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  1. September 30th, 2016 | TaRon Harbin |

    I miss you bro i love ❤you wish you could see me now!!! I'd know you would be proud Rest up bro✌✌✌


    • December 2nd, 2016 | Nick&TaRon’s mom |

      Son, indeed he would be proud~mommy


  2. December 9th, 2015 | Floyd Edenburgh |

    My friend Nick..you wouldn't believe how proud i were of you when you decided to join the Marines and begin your life. We met at a time where we didn't know what we were gonna do with our lifes and to know you and support you was an honor bro. I still have the last email you sent me that said that my music was really good and you wanted more of it. I can remember going to parties and hanging out at my house and I'll never forget. You were my brother when my real brothers weren't there.. And for that i love you forever.. I'll miss you forever.. When you were with us all you touched hearts, now you touch souls. Your friend Floyd Edenburgh



  3. October 15th, 2015 | Anonymous |

    OMG BELINDA.....I AM SOOOOO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR SON AND GREAT MAN! PEACE BE STILL I SALUTE HIM FOR LIFE BERNIE


  4. October 15th, 2015 | Anonymous |

    Nick, I never met you but I always would here you and Mike chatting it up on the phone making plans for you guys much need reunion. Whatever Gods plan was we can never question his will. I pray God give your family peace in this process of grieving. You have a friend that will always share your memories. Thank you for giving Mike the very best years of friendship. Not often you find this kinda love between two friends. First Jason and now you. This is an example why we need to stay close to the our loved ones. Rest EASY AND PEACEFULLY IN GODS ARMS.....Love Shawanda Owens


  5. October 14th, 2015 | Anonymous |

    RIP my precious cousin. I wish that I could have been more apart of your life and to enjoy your special way of giving. You and my Son was so much alike in so many ways. Shawn were a giving and loving person always trying too help someone else. My sweet Cousin and Friend we have so much in common, with our sons. I truly love you and what you are doing too keep his memory alive. Love You Very Much.


  6. October 14th, 2015 | Clarece Harris Clark |

    What a beautiful young man. God bless you and those who were blessed because of your generosity.


  7. September 29th, 2015 | Peggy Ruffin-Ramirez |

    More beautiful art by Nicholas. Very talented. :)



  8. August 26th, 2015 | kathy Thomas Willis |

    Amazing reconnection,amazing Life story...John 1:46 AND NATHANIEL SAID UNTO HIM....CAN THERE ANY GOOD THING COME OUT OF NAZARETH? PHILIP SAITH UNTO HIM,COME AND SEE. see what good has come out of HAZELDELL ELEMENTARY? Jesus is in the midst of the most obscure,unpopular places,producing good Fruit


  9. August 26th, 2015 | kathy Thomas Willis |

    Amazing reconnection,amazing Life story...John 1:46 AND NATHANIEL SAID UNTO HIM....CAN THERE ANY GOOD THING COME OUT OF NAZARETH? PHILIP SAITH UNTO HIM,COME AND SEE. see what good has come out of HAZELDELL ELEMENTARY? Jesus is in the midst of the most obscure,unpopular places,producing good Fruit


  10. August 26th, 2015 | kathy Thomas Willis |

    Amazing reconnection,amazing Life story...John 1:46 AND NATHANIEL SAID UNTO HIM....CAN THERE ANY GOOD THING COME OUT OF NAZARETH? PHILIP SAITH UNTO HIM,COME AND SEE. see what good has come out of HAZELDELL ELEMENTARY? Jesus is in the midst of the most obscure,unpopular places,producing good Fruit


  11. August 26th, 2015 | Mommy |

    My heart aches for you son



  12. August 21st, 2015 | Anonymous |

    https://kimages.imikimi.com/image/1m8Mb-14t.jpg?height=640&password=7u3QAjz8yP&scale=max&width=640


  13. August 21st, 2015 | http://kimages.imikimi.com/image/1m8Mb-14t.jpg?height=640&password=7u3QAjz8yP&scale=max&width=640 |

    Missing you son!


  14. August 15th, 2015 | Anonymous |

    God bless him. My husband was a donor as well. It's good knowing that a part of him remains in helping others to live on.


  15. August 14th, 2015 | Karla P. |

    I never met you Nicholas but I've got to know you through your mommy. You made her so proud. I pray your walking with my son. We will continue to uplift you in Jesus name. #RestWellBabyBoy #FlyHigh ~Karlls mama Karla


  16. July 31st, 2015 | Peggy Ruffin-Ramirez |

    Nicholas' self-portrait. Impressive work and one of my favorites by him.



  17. July 31st, 2015 | His mother |

    Miss you!



  18. July 25th, 2015 | larry carter |

    Never got the chance to meet Nick in person, but we share the same blood. Thanks for your service Nick and R.I.P. ..LOVE NEVER DIES. ..MUCH LOVE FAMILY


  19. July 25th, 2015 | larry carter |

    Never got the chance to meet Nick in person, but we share the same blood. Thanks for your service Nick and R.I.P. ..LOVE NEVER DIES. ..MUCH LOVE FAMILY


  20. July 23rd, 2015 | Peggy Ruffin-Ramirez |

    I was getting to know Cousin Nicholas because of our shared passion for art. We talked a little bit about it online, and we were supposed to draw pictures for each other! He asked me to draw Michael Jackson doing the "Robot". I was thinking about asking him to do a portrait of my girls since he was so good at portraiture. Nicholas was truly talented and he seemed to be a very sweet guy. Thank you for sharing this Cousin Belinda. Love you and Cousin Ta 'Ron very much.


  21. July 22nd, 2015 | Anonymous |

    I am my brother's keeper



  22. July 22nd, 2015 | Peggy Rodriguez, Master Sergeant, USMC Retired |

    Lance Corporal Harbin was a great Marine and I remember him smiling and laughing all of the time. I was so saddened to hear of his passing although I didn't know any details until now. What a blessing to know that he will continue to live in others by being an organ donor. May his smile and laughter continue to shine through.


    • July 22nd, 2015 | Anonymous |

      Thank you (Ret) MSgt Rodriguez for sharing...OOHRAH!~Nick's mom


  23. July 21st, 2015 | Anonymous |

    We three amigos ~Nick, Mom and his brother Ta'Ron



  24. July 21st, 2015 | Belinda Harbin- Bolton |

    His daughter and son



  25. July 21st, 2015 | Belinda Harbin- Bolton |

    Nick ~USMC



 

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