August 30th 2012, around 7AM my parents walked into my room, sat down by my bed and woke me up. I remember my mom saying “give her a chance to wake up first”. And with that statement I primed myself for bad news. “Is everything okay?” Without a response, my parents looked at each other and immediately began to cry. Before the words could escape his mouth, pain forced my dad to leave the room. My mom grabbed my hand and spoke the sentence that would forever change my life: “Nathan was in a motorcycle accident last night and was killed immediately”. He crashed his bike into the guard rail on the highway. Learning about his accident was the most unexpected and devastating news of my entire life. Nathan rode a motorcycle every day and never had any complications so this news felt like it came out of nowhere. I couldn't wrap my head around what had happened. The reality seemed unbelievable. I remember asking my mom "are you sure he's dead?" It didn't make sense to me that he could be here one day and then gone without warning.
I wish more people would have had the blessing of meeting my brother. He was one in a million. A man of god, a devoted father, son, brother, and friend... all lost to a motorcycle accident. I would give anything to have him back, but I can't. However, what I can do is keep his memory alive through advocating for motorcycle safety and hopefully preventing other families from encountering a similar fate. I plan to use this site to share information pertaining to motorcycle awareness and to share my journey in advocating for this cause.