Nate's Last Stand

$4,275 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 46 months
Erik Conradson presented me with an idea.. to raise money to help out a fellow classmate, Nate Denofre. You see, Nate has overcome many, MANY obstacles in his life.  His physical limitations have never been an excuse for laziness and he has wanted nothing more than to enjoy his life, the way he wants to, with little or no help from anyone. Preferably deep in the woods of our great UP.  And you can't argue with that!  But his body can't keep up with him anymore, and he has decided to make the most of his time before he is truly forced to slow down.

So we decided to help.  We want to make sure he has the funds to take his epic last trip into the wilds of Michigan before he must begrudgingly let his poor body take a break. And we've started to spread the word... and the response has been overwhelming!  Classmates, friends, family, and strangers have come together to make this reality.  And we are so grateful!  

Please help us build a travel fund for Nate.. anything you can give is truly appreciated. Nate is a great man, father, friend.. a true Yooper.  Let's show him how much he deserves this one last great adventure.

Thank you!
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WOW! This morning is off to an amazing start! Thank you all so very much for all of your support and generous donations! As you know, we are continuing to accept donations to be used toward his adventures, upcoming medical bills, and to get a jump start on his nonprofit organization plan. We are also accepting intellectual donations in the form of advice or assistance in making his dreams of paying it forward a reality. We would love to hear from anyone with experience in nonprofits, grant writing, or other programs for those with disabilities.
And of course, share this page with your friends, family, and communities! Any help is more than appreciated!
Thank you!
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Alright, friends.. as you know, Nathan is out in the woods. He's having a blast. And he is so very thankful. His story has been featured in The Mining Journal (thanks Justin!) and there will be an article in the Detroit Free Press this coming Friday (5/15). Because of this, Erik and I have decided to keep the donation page open for awhile and let people know what Nate's plans are for after his trip.
You see, we have ALL inspired Nate through our support of him, and he really wants to pay forward these good deeds by starting an outdoors-based non profit organization to help those with disabilities to discover and strengthen the abilities they do have. With all the members in this group and the hundreds of people we will reach through the newspaper articles, there has got to be someone out there with the know-how to help him get this started.
Although we have raised enough money for his trip, there have been a few people asking how they can still help. We will continue to accept donations to help Nate with start up costs for his nonprofit, extra spending money, money for medical bills, etc.
If you have already donated, thank you! Please don't feel like you have to donate again, but feel free to share this post. And of course, if you have knowledge of nonprofits and the business end of those things, we would appreciate your expertise.

Again, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. I'm so proud of what we have managed to accomplish so far... let's keep the good stuff going!
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Thank you all so very much! It really is amazing how generous you all have been. Keep sharing the post, too.. let's reach everyone we can! :)
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Liberty Denofre
12 months ago

This nate denofre that u all think you know is a frawd! He is my father. I lived with him for 11 years. U need to find a different person to represent this organization! He is very mental and physical abuseive. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO HE IS! I'm so sick of the truth not coming out. The truth will come out! He hasn't seen me in 3 yrs. He put a gun to me! He held me hostage! And many many more! So if u don't believe me the u are sick. But do whatever but the truth will come out!

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Lisa Havlin
40 months ago

Pl lease do what u want to do no nattyreee

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Raised by 93 people in 46 months
Created December 1, 2014
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$25
Mike Brown
39 months ago

Good luck buddy.

JT
$100
Jennifer +Mike Tikkanen
39 months ago

What an inspirational story. Met him today.at the mouth of the Huron Best wishes.

$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
$10
Anonymous
40 months ago
DD
$41
Debra DeVries
40 months ago

God's Blessings to you.

TB
$100
Tracie Blazei
40 months ago

Truly inspirational!

$25
Anonymous
40 months ago
RU
$50
Ryan Urbanski
40 months ago

Too many pussies sitting around feeling sorry for themselves. You're a badass, keep it up man!

Liberty Denofre
12 months ago

This nate denofre that u all think you know is a frawd! He is my father. I lived with him for 11 years. U need to find a different person to represent this organization! He is very mental and physical abuseive. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO HE IS! I'm so sick of the truth not coming out. The truth will come out! He hasn't seen me in 3 yrs. He put a gun to me! He held me hostage! And many many more! So if u don't believe me the u are sick. But do whatever but the truth will come out!

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Lisa Havlin
40 months ago

Pl lease do what u want to do no nattyreee

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