Coach Nate Needs This Win

Coach Nate is facing a huge battle, not on the basketball court, but for his life.  He’s the force behind PDX Ballers, a local youth basketball club.

The father of three, who just got married this month, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and after treatment thought that he’d be o.k, is now facing

more challenges, because the cancer is back.   He’s still coaching, just from a wheelchair.   We talked to his bride Tyreisha.  You can hear more here:


Photo courtesy of Tyreisha
Photo courtesy of Tyreisha
Photo courtesy of Tyreisha

PDX Ballers has organized a GO FUND ME for the family, which is surviving on Tyreisha’s salary right now.  She’s a Special Education Teacher.   You can imagine

the hospital bills the couple is facing.   The link to the fundraiser is here.

Here’s the Go Fund Me description:

Our friend Coach Nate aka Danny has beat many odds throughout his young life. But almost 2 years ago Nate was diagnosed with Cancer and yet again he has to fight another battle. After surgeries and treatments, he thought his fight was over. However, a few months ago he started getting severe pain in his leg and began to have trouble walking. After running multiple tests, Nate was diagnosed with Metastatic Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma which has spread through his pelvic area. As the future remains uncertain, Nate stays optimistic, he has had to his entire life. He will start chemotherapy in the next week. Nate asks for all your prayers, love and support in this difficult time. As most of us know, when someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too. Nate has two biological children Jaydon and Skyler and recently married Tyreisha and added his third child Di’Aire. His family is Everything! He has made a positive impact not only in the lives of his children but also in the hundreds and hundreds of kids he’s coached in the basketball community over the years. Nate started PDX Ballers ( a nationally ranked AAU Basketball Club) 8 years ago. The program has grown to over 45 kids in grades 3rd-8th. His selfless coaching style has never left any child behind no matter their financial ability. It’s time for us to give back to our Coach Nate as he plays the biggest game of his life. Donations will go towards medical bills and living expenses that his household accumulates during this difficult time.