Nathaniel is an adventurer, a dental student, and a beloved member of his family and community. On Thursday, August 2, Nathaniel set off to hike and climb Forbidden Peak, a famous climbing destination in the North Cascades. During his climb, he fell and sustained severe injuries to his arms, legs, and neck. Due to the actions of his climbing partner and another pair of climbers, Nathaniel was safely airlifted off the mountain to Harborview Medical Center. He underwent a successful surgery to stabilize his injuries and has begun his long road to recovery.