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Big Poppa's Biggest Lift

bigpoppa1.jpgAs a world record holding powerlifter Tom Nicholls has proved just how strong he is.  But over the last month Tom has shown everyone that his strength is deeper than those gigantic arms and broad shoulders.

In early May, Tom or Big Poppa as his buddies call him, was driving a stock car that left the track and slammed into a wall made of tires. He was airlifted to hospital in Halifax and that's when a tough situation got even worse. Now Tom is battling back from injuries that more often result in death than recovery. And his wife Gineen says the support from their friends, family and complete strangers is helping Tom fight.

Mitch reached Gineen Nicholls at the QE 2 hospital in Halifax.


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