State: Dallas, TX
Facility: Medical City Children’s Hospital
Nathaniel was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease several years ago. He had five hospitalizations, two surgeries and one intensive care stay in the last few months. Because of his illness and hospital stays Nathan has missed much of his sophomore year of high school. He is on long-term antibiotics and is currently fighting an infection. To say the least, he has been extremely brave. Nathaniel maintains a positive attitude, smile and friendly face. He is very deserving of the HERO OF THE MONTH award and is a true role model for all teenagers facing this illness.