Nate the Great
In October of 2007 Nathan, only 16 months old at the time, was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma.
Three months later in January 2008, due to the rate of growth and the type of tumor, Nathan had neurosurgery at Children's Hospital in Boston. The surgical team, led by Dr. Michael Scott, was miraculously able to completely remove the tumor. However, they were unable to do so without also removing Nathan's pituitary gland.
As a result, Nathan has four life threatening medical conditions which are managed using daily hormone replacement medications. After years of working with the medical experts to learn everything possible about how to manage his conditions, he is doing well.
We are so thankful for the medical research that has been done so far, however, great strides are still needed in this area. Again this year, our family has committed to help raise awareness of the medical research still needed to combat brain tumors and their aftermath.
Race for Hope - DC presented by Cushman & Wakefield is a fun, inspirational and family friendly event that supports National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure in their quest to find a cure for brain tumors. We believe in their mission and want to be a part of the hope for the future. Will you join us?
There are 700,000 people in the US living with a brain tumor. This year 210,000 more will be diagnosed. We walk for all of these people, their caregivers, family and friends who have been or will be affected by their diagnosis. Join our team and let’s have some fun while we support this great cause!
Please join us by walking with us and/or donating to our team! We will have a BLAST!