Nathan Nicholas Street

05/22/2006 - 02/17/2015 Obituary
Nathan Nicholas Street Obituary
On February 17, 2015, Nathan Nicholas Street, age 8, passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents, Nicholas and Tracy Street, after a 13 month battle with a rare form of brain cancer, Diffuse Pontine Intrinsic Glioma (DIPG). His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who all loved him very much throughout his short, yet memorable life.
Those who were touched by Nathan and followed his journey understand that the quality of his life far exceeded the quantity of time in which he lived. Despite the physical challenges caused by his disease, he made sure to live each day to the fullest, and in doing so, taught all of us that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories.
Nathan was a third grader at Thorner Elementary School. He loved school and spending time with all of his friends and incredible teachers. He enjoyed playing baseball, relaxing at the beach, sitting around campfires, building Legos and racing his BMX bike. He was a computer whiz and loved anything and everything to do with electronics and video games. Throughout his final months, he loved nothing more than cuddling close to those he loved while they watched him over his shoulder master his favorite video games or watch funny videos on YouTube.
Nathan was an amazingly kind, gentle, witty and unique child who touched many people throughout his life and his journey. Words cannot describe the enormity of his character and soul. Although we are all saddened by his untimely passing, we remind others that his life, while short, is one to be celebrated. We will all miss him, especially his loving grin that could melt the hearts of those around him. He will forever remain in our hearts.
Nathan is survived by his parents, Nicholas and Tracy Street (who love him tremendously); sisters Bailey, Katie and Emily Street; uncles and aunts, Jeremy and Jennifer Scheidle and Brad and Crystal Thompson; cousins, John and Claire Scheidle and Dean and Daxton Thompson; grandparents, Ron and Cheri Thompson and Jim and CynDee Street, and; great-grandparents, Jack and Sharyn Jost, Bonnie Tucker, Paul Thompson and Shirley Walton.
A Memorial Service honoring and remembering Nathan will take place on February 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Canyon Hills Assembly of God Church located at 7001 Auburn St, Bakersfield, CA 93306.
Nathan, we love you and miss you.
Thank you for letting us all witness your amazing life!
In lieu of flowers, the Street family is requesting donations which they will use to finalize and fund a non-profit charity foundation which they have already begun to create in Nathan's honor. The foundation will focus on helping other families in the local area fighting pediatric brain cancer and also to fund research to help find a cure for DIPG. Donations can be mailed to the Street Family at P.O. Box 6463, Bakersfield, CA 93386 or through PayPal using the following email address:
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 26, 2015
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