In 1998 the world was gifted with Nathan Ehline. Born with the challenge of cerebral palsy, Nathan's goal in this life is to inspire everyone he meets. He loves to entertain. He loves to see you smile. Nathan's entry into this world was a miracle. His parents were told that he would not live long after his birth. So they planned their baby's funeral. However, Nathan was the first baby to receive a new drug to help premature babies breathe. After 2 1/2 months in the neonatal intensive care unit he was healthy enough to go home.
Throughout his young life, Nathan's story was used to inspire many in the Vancouver Washington area to give to Innovative Services Northwest: an organization that had helped him since his birth. As the cute little guy in the wheelchair, he pulled heartstrings at fundraising events. He even appeared on stage with the mayor of Vancouver. Nathan's efforts helped create the $7 million Mary Firstenberg Family center building that serves over 500 families in the Vancouver area.
Nathan is a senior at Ridgefield high school and was recently honored as student of the month. He loves his school and those friends he has made growing up in the Ridgefield community.
Nathan also loves music! Nathan has been a percussionist with the school band since the fifth grade. Each week Nathan plays the cajon drum for his youth group worship team. Nathan loves to make beats; he spends hours on the computer creating music. His exciting compositions comprise of EDM rap and hip-hop.
Growing up in the church, Nathan was always around musical instruments. After every Sunday service Nathan would roll up to the piano to play along with his buddies. Since that time, Nathan has always wished to play a big venue with his good friends. Now, Nathan and his guests are going to rock your world at the Crystal Ballroom!
Last year, Nathan had an adverse reaction to some medicine that was prescribed to him. He spent two months in the hospital. One day the Make-A-Wish organization was hosting an event at Randall Children's hospital. Nathan's grandma looked into what could be done for Nathan. So this event is to grant Nathan his wish. So why don't we celebrate Nathan!