Originally from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Nathan is a two time cancer survivor, battling Hodgkin's disease in 1988, at the age of eight; and again in 2004, at twenty four, with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Diagnosed with Hodgkin's as a child, doctors provided his parents with the chilling news of Nathan's mere forty percent chance of survival, via chemotherapy treatment. As a young adult, doctors informed Nathan that through traditional treatments used to fight cancer, he had virtually a zero percent chance of surviving. His only opportunity at survival was by way of a new trial treatment that had not been widely used, a cord blood transplant.
Courageously fighting the grips of cancer and defying the odds that had been placed before him, he attempts to spread first hand insight in regard to dealing with the ailment, by way of his personal experience.
An avid guest speaker at various hospitals, symposiums, & churches, in his own words Nathan's sole objective is to, "Give back to the cancer community in any way I can; and to allow cancer patients and their loved ones to benefit from my experiences. I attempt to share my battle with cancer, my mother's loss to breast cancer, and the recent passing of my brother, Daymon, as vehicles to inspire others." After getting married in 2013, he was diagnosed another life threatening blow. In early 2014 the doctors diagnosed me with colon cancer. Instead of battling another life threatening battle with cancer by his self he had a partner this time which was his wife. It took us all of 2014 to beat this cancer but for the third time he beat this life threatening disease which he calls his "3-Peat".
Nathan is a 2003 graduate of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in Business Administration. He currently resides between Cleveland and New York City. When he is not too busy at the Foundation or speaking, Nathan enjoys supporting his local teams, the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians, as a loyal fan.