Boys Town saves troubled man's life

Published: Dec. 13, 2016 at 3:26 PM CST
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At age 15 Nick Manhart was on a troubled path. It was a path his mother Karen had no clue how to handle. Nick made his way through life by doing many illegal activities.

"I never had a job or anything but I used to sell my prescription medication so I could get money to do things like smoke pot and shoplift stuff like that. So it was never, good times, it was never good," confessed Nick.

When his mother Karen found out about the drug dealing she made one of the hardest decisions a parent can make. She turned in her own son.

"I had to save him from himself because he was going down a road that was not gonna be good it wasn't gonna end well," Karen said.

Luckily, for both Karen and Nick after time in the Douglas County Youth Facility Nick found his way to Boys Town.

"If it wasn't for Boys Town I'd be dead or in jail," Nick told WOWT 6 News.

While Nick is just one of the many young people that attended Boys Town he and his mother both know that without Boys Town their family wouldn't be as strong as it is now.