Tracy is the current co-founder and President of The N8 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. In addition to being a busy mom, she also works as a Social Worker. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and exploring life outdoors. Why I got involved:
“As a mother of 4 beautiful children, nothing could have prepared me for being told that my son had terminal brain cancer. No parent thinks it will happen to their child and I certainly didn’t think it would happen to mine – but it did. One day we woke up and the reality that it can happen to anyone, happened to us, and it became out nightmare. That day for us was January 8, 2014, when we received the horrific news that our happy and seemingly healthy 7 year old son had DIPG. Nathan fought an incredible fight for 13 months. He took his last breath at 8 years old on February 17, 2015. The love and generosity that our family has received continues to be nothing less than amazing and has become the inspiration behind his legacy. It is through our love and Nathan’s sacrifice, that The N8 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation was created. It is our biggest wish that together – with help from Nathan’s tumor donation – we find a cure. Nathan Nicholas Street, I love you more than that- Love Mom.” Click to Email
Background: Nick is the current Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The N8 Foundation. Professionally, Nick is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Clifford & Brown in Bakersfield, California. Nick is also an active member of the Pediatric Oncology Patient & Caregiver Clinical Trial Advisory Board. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and kids, paddle boarding (a new favorite hobby) and woodworking. Why I got involved: “Nathan was my only son and was taken by DIPG. That single sentence almost completely sums up why I am so passionate about this cause and why I will always be involved in fighting DIPG until there is a cure. DIPG is an absolutely horrible disease with an equally horrible prognosis. The fact that there have been no advancements in effective treatments in literally decades is shocking to me and is simply unacceptable. With all that Nathan put into his fight – and all of the information that continues to be learned from him in research – continuing on with the cause and his fight seemed like the only right thing to do. As a parent, it is also my hope that this foundation will help to protect Nathan’s memory and his story as he was such a great kid who was loved by so many. I love you and miss you Buddy.” Click to Email
Background: Jenny (aka “aunt Tutu”) is the current Secretary of The N8 Foundation. She works in the educational field and is happily married to Jeremy Scheidle. Together, Jenny and Jeremy have two children, John and Claire.
Why I got involved: “The reason I joined the N8 Foundation team is to promote DIPG awareness, support DIPG children and their families, and help to generate funds to continue the necessary research to knock out this devastating disease. As Nathan’s Aunt, I have witnessed first-hand the endless hardships that our entire family has had to endure because of this disease. For this reason, I am very passionate about finding a DIPG cure to eliminate this same fate for any other family that is faced with this diagnosis. I will forever be committed to the fight against DIPG and the race to find a cure.”
Background: Jeremy is a Director on the Board for The N8 Foundation. Professionally, he is a State Farm Insurance Agent. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys traveling, backpacking, reading, coaching, working with his children in various sports and spending time with his wife, Jenny, and their two children, John and Claire.
Why I got involved: “Nathan was my nephew and the person my son idolized the most. Our families have shared many trips, adventures and fun times together. When Nate was taken from us by this disease, we were all devastated. I was in awe seeing firsthand the strength, determination and love his parents showed Nate and their three daughters during Nate’s courageous battle. No parent, sister/brother, or loved one should have to endure the loss of a precious, precocious and curious child such as Nate. I truly believe DIPG can be cured and I want to help.”
Background:Cheryl, perhaps more commonly known as “Lolly,” is a Director on the Board for The N8 Foundation. She stays busy working full-time at home raising three boys: Jaden, Beckam and Asher and is grateful to have an awesome partner, Micah Nilsson along for the ride! She graduated from Cal Poly SLO and moved to Hawaii, where she worked as an Academic Advisor at BYU.
Why I got involved: “The Streets are like family to me and I’ve known Nick most of his life. Having three boys of my own made the devastating news about Nathan, hit very close to home. I wanted to help and support the Streets however I could. It was an honor to help organize Nathan’s Army 5K and to see the Street family receive such a tremendous outpouring of love and support for their son. It was a wonderful celebration and tribute to Nathan and as a director on the N8 Foundation board, I want to continue to pay tribute and honor him by furthering this cause: raising awareness and funding for DIPG research so that an effective treatment may be found, and offering support to other families in this fight!”
Background: Micah is the current Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the N8 Foundation. In his life outside of the Foundation, Micah is an attorney and is the managing partner of the Bakersfield office of the law firm of Dowling Aaron. He is well traveled and has lived in Bakersfield, Monterey, Davis, San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California, as well as Chile, Utah, Idaho and Hawaii. Micah is fluent in Spanish and is an active community volunteer for several other local organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America and a youth soccer league where he has served as a coach and referee. Micah is also Chair of the Board for Legacy Family Services. Micah and his wife, Cheryl, have three exuberant boys.
Background: Bailey Street is a Junior Board Member with The N8 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and is Nathan’s big sister. She currently serves in helping with the Foundations’ Social Media Projects.
Background: Katie is a Junior Board Member with The N8 Foundation and is one of Nathan’s little sisters. Katie is responsible for designing the support bands (bracelets) for the Foundation and singing Disney songs in the background during board meetings – whether the Board wants to hear them or not.
Background: Emily is a Junior Board Member with The N8 Foundation and is Nathan’s “littlest” sister. Emily is responsible for helping her big sister Katie design the support bracelets and posing for pictures with her hand on her hip.