Why this work, what drew you to it … When I was younger, I was torn between medicine and engineering. I really wanted to help people, but also really loved to tinker and build things. When I realized there was an opportunity to combine the two, it felt like a natural fit.
Your proudest professional moment … The first time I heard an individual describe their experience with a device I helped design. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the difference it makes when we can help ease someone’s burden and allow them to live the life they were meant to.
When you’re not Mr. Sachs, for fun Nick likes to … Play beach volleyball in the summer, snowboard in the winter, and go hiking and backpacking whenever possible. I’m also a huge fan of golf and Formula One. My wife and I are secretly scheming to turn our infant daughter into an outdoor adventurer before she realizes what hit her.
Your dreams for the future … That no individual suffering from a chronic disease has to go without treatment or feel burdened by their condition.
Best advice you ever heard … When things don’t go as planned, forget about blame and focus on the best path forward. If you don’t let them beat you, failures are just steppingstones on the path to success.
Thanks for joining us. Any closing thoughts? Thanks for letting me be a part of this. It is so inspiring to see the stories of the individuals that have been able to benefit from the work that we do and to feel connected to the amazing individuals that make up the Abbott family.