Nate Triplett, a former linebacker for the Golden Gophers and the Vikings, is battling cancer. His friend and former teammate Chad Greenway shared his story on a GoFundMe page he set up to help Nate and his family:
A few words from Chad
My former teammate Nate Triplett is fighting for his life and needs our help. Please give what you can to help the Triplett's with their medical and family expenses while he fights. Read more about his story below:
Nate and Jessica Triplett were recently married in November 2020 and are parents to two beautiful girls, five-month-old Evelyn and 14-year-old Alyssa. Their lives were rocked on February 17th, 2021. Nate was experiencing what he thought were some seemingly minor medical issues. In reality, those issues would result in an unexpected trip to the emergency room. After a few hours, an MRI revealed a large mass (Glioma) inside his brain stem. Nate was rushed to North Memorial to remain under supervision while figuring out the next steps. A few weeks later, Nate underwent a biopsy, and the tumor was confirmed to be cancerous. It was also revealed that this type of cancer could not be removed with surgery but could be mitigated with radiation and chemotherapies. The tumor has responded well to both of these methods for the past year, so they are staying on this path.
Unfortunately, although the tumor is responding, Nate is still unable to return to work. As you can imagine, the medical bills, treatments and medical care for Nate are adding up. This is when we need to rally around Nate, Jessica, and the girls and do what we can to support them when they need it most. We need them to focus on Nate’s fight and caring for their girls; let's be part of their team and alleviate some of their stress.
Any amount donated is a blessing, and we would be forever grateful. Please keep Nate and his family in your prayers, and know they are doing all they can to get Nate back to being cancer-free!
CLICK HERE to help the Triplett Family