Help Nathan Conquer Cancer


Meet Nathan

Nathan is a young 16-year-old guy from Hermanus, South Africa. He loves activities that get the heart racing; surfing with friends, downhill longboarding at breakneck speeds and winning regional swimming competitions. Nathan is a true people person, being friends with most of his classmates and hanging out with people of all ages.

About 27 months ago at the age of 14, Nathan was diagnosed with an aggressive Brain Tumor. He immediately underwent emergency surgery to try and remove the tumour. After countless surgeries, over 6 months spent in a hospital and an extreme course of chemotherapy, Nathan was clear of cancer. The chemotherapy took a toll on his physical health though and he weighed a mere 88lb's. This didn't get him down though as Nathan is a true fighter! He fought his way through the cancer treatment and slowly started gaining weight again, improving his physical health day-by-day.

Almost 1 year later, after Nathan was declared cured of cancer, disaster struck again. Nathan started showing the same symptoms he did initially. After a visit to the hospital, it was confirmed that the tumour somehow came back. Having already conquered a mountain I personally believe many few people would, Nathan is now at the point where he needs to conquer this mountain again. He really needs all the help that he can get.


Why GoFundMe?

Over the past two years, the Medical Bills have started to accumulate to an astronomical amount. Countless surgeries, months spent in the hospital, weeks in ICU and a few courses of Chemotherapy costs an unbelievable amount. Along with this, Nathans parents have been with him every step of the way, as I'm sure any parent would be. This also then means that Nathans parents had less time to work and generate an income, and they are now at the point where financially it is becoming tough to cover hospital bills and monthly expenses.

Every cent raised from this campaign will go straight towards Nathan to continue getting the treatment he so badly needs. Funds raised will also take a ton of pressure off his parents so that they can then be with their son and help him fight through this, every step of the way.

Thank you so much for reading through Nathans Story. If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact me directly at [email redacted] (dot) com

Sincerely,
Jaco (Nathans Brother)


Pictures of Nathan Before Cancer







Pictures of Nathan After Cancer








Pictures of Nathans Latest Fight with Cancer







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Organizer and beneficiary

Jaco Koekemoer 
Organizer
Michael Bestvina 
Beneficiary
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