It's rare day that a little boy named Nicholas Green doesn't cause me to stop and reflect about his shortened life, each time I take in the beauty of Bodega Bay. Here is where the little boy grew up, packing a lot of love into his scant seven years, before a terrible tragedy occurred in Italy - a country who reveres little children. It was during a family holiday in southern Italy in 1994 when little Nicholas was shot by robbers or hitmen on the highway, creating a heartbreak so profound, it changed the lives of his family into unimaginable bleakness. It is said that even the people of Italy pivoted into a collective, deep soul searching. Then, like a miracle, out of all of the oceans of grief came the decision to donate little Nicholas Green's organs to Italians in need- Calling it the 'Nicholas Effect' organ donation rates increased spectacularly in a country, that, prior to the tragedy had been the lowest in Europe. Seven recipients benefited from Nicholas' organs: A heart Two kidneys His pancreas His liver and both corneas Dozens of parks, streets, squares and schools pay tribute to little Nicholas Green in Italy, And if you visit the Bell Memorial in Bodega Bay set amongst the cypress trees near the dunes by the coast You will witness the majestic tower of bells, Sent to California largely by Italians, cow bells, school bells and church bells topped by its centerpiece - a bell which heralds from Italy's Marinelli foundry and blessed by Pope John Paul II. The bells' chimes will remind you just how precious and fragile are our lives.