Family and friends of Nate know of his severe allergies to certain foods and although he advised staff at local restaurant of his condition, he was unfortunately served food with something in it he was allergic to.
The result of this caused Nate to go into anaphylactic shock and subsequently, cardiac arrest.
A police officer that was close by provided CPR until paramedics arrived to take over. They worked desperately on Nate for over an hour and he was placed on life support in Wollongong hospital.
Doctors did a multitude of tests on Nate over the coming days, to determine his brain activity.
Unfortunately, his anaphylaxis had been too much on his body and his brain had been without oxygen for too long.
On Tuesday night his life support was turned off and he passed away.
Nate was a genuine, loving, fun guy and a great father who had much more to offer this world but was taken from us too soon.
His memory will live on through those he knew and through his children, Lilly 4 and Lucas 2 and to the many lives he saved through organ donation.
Nate’s loss has left a devastating hole in his family’s life.
We are here now, helping his family by donating as little or as much as we can to help Nicola and his children financially through this heartbreaking time.
Nate was the income provider for his family and we hope you can all dig deep to ease the financial stress and give Nic, Lilly and Lucas the time they need to grieve and start to rebuild their lives.
We are asking everyone we know, to share Nate’s story and create awareness about allergies and for some people, how even the smallest amount of food can be the difference between life and death.
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening.
A severe allergic reaction usually occurs within 20 minutes to 2 hours of exposure to the trigger.
It must be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment and urgent medical attention.
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