|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1993|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 2003|
Nolan was born on November 4, 1993; the youngest of four children. He was very bright and articulate; a mischievous child with a keen sense of humor. His favorite sport is baseball, both playing and watching the Oakland A's. He was a typical little boy in that he loved to play outside and dig in the dirt, hunting for snails and bugs. He was an avid reader, and his hobbies include collecting Pez dispensers, yugi-oh-cards, and recently, coins. He also liked Lego's, video & computer games, and "Quantum Leap" activity books. He was very shy and sometimes stubborn, but usually good natured, with a sometimes off-beat quirky side!
Nolan began having headaches in the fall of 2002, and shortly after his 9th birthday received a devastating diagnosis: An MRI scan showed a large tumor in his brainstem, which the doctors declared malignant and inoperable. The neurosurgeons bluntly stated that Nolan had only a few months left to live.
Conventional medicines and treatments offered no cure. Nolan was subjected to six weeks of intense radiation treatments and a round of chemotherapy, which would only offer a slight increase in his life expectancy. He was also taking dexamethasone (Decadron), a powerful steroid, which has very unpleasant side effects, including extreme bloating of his body and juvenile osteoporosis. His pediatrician referred him to the hospice program, which immediately enrolled him.
Nolan's parents began searching for an alternative treatment and found the Burzysnki clinic in Houston, Texas.
On March 25, Nolan was enrolled in a phase II government-approved clinical trial of the antineoplaston infusion therapy, which has shown great promise in treating the most difficult forms of brain cancer. At first it seemed as if the antineoplastons were slowing the tumor's rate of growth; unfortunately, this aggressive monster was unstoppable and our little boy lost his ability to breath on his own early Sunday morning, August 24. The kind team at Santa Clara Pediatric Intensive Care Unit kept him alive until his father and siblings could arrive at his bedside to say their last good-byes. Nolan is dearly loved and sadly missed, but our faith sustains us with the promise and hope of being reunited with him again one day, in the glorious presence of Jesus, for all eternity!
Please continue praying for our family as we mourn the very great loss of our sweet little boy. We also ask that you pray for the other children who have been diagnosed with this terrible affliction, and that one day soon a cure will be found. We know that with God, ALL things are possible!
Nolan had a heart for God, and we pray that his testimony has impacted the lives of those who loved him, to place their hope and faith in Christ.
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them
and they follow Me.
And I give them eternal life and they shall never perish;
neither will anyone snatch them out of My hand.
My father, who has given them to Me,
is greater than all;
and no one is able to snatch them out of my
Thank you to Klaus for sponsoring Nolan's memorial!
Created by: Marie K
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66893985