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Our father, Nate Norgaard, was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) - a very aggressive, malignant brain tumor in April of 2011. At the time, the tumor was inoperable, and neither chemotherapy nor radiation offered much benefit. 

By July, the tumor had grown to the point where surgery became necessary. He underwent major brain surgery on July 26th to remove as much of the tumor as possible. While the Grade 4 part of the tumor is gone, there is still low grade tumor activity. However, we are grateful that he did not lose as much brain function and eyesight as was expected prior to the procedure.  

Due to reputation and recommendations for the the surgeon that  performed the surgery, they chose to go out of their insurance network, and that has proven to be a wise choice.  The medical care he received was outstanding, and Dr. Thapar performed the operation with excellence.  The standard treatment for this tumor after surgery is chemotherapy and radiation.  He has now completed 6 weeks of radiation which has gone well but left him very worn out. After extensive research Nate and Nona decided not to do chemotherapy.  A few key doctors they talked to even admitted that it would not help. As far as conventional medicine is concerned, there is nothing more that can be done.

So they are going to go to Tijuana, Mexico for alternative cancer treatment at International BioCare Hospital. . We personally know several people who have gone to BioCare and outlived their prognosis by many years.  Nate and Nona will be spending three weeks in Mexico for treatments.  There are no guarantees, but this makes the most sense as the next step in this crazy journey. 

We are setting up this fundraiser for two reasons. The first is to help offset the medical expenses not covered by insurance and the second is to help with the expenses of pursuing alternative cancer treatment in Mexico.

Ange, Nate & Nona and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers, love and support. It's been amazing to see God work through everyone who has come along side us on this journey. Dad has been humbled and blessed by all the people who have prayed, called and sent cards. He has shed many" good" tears knowing that so many are thinking of him.

Please consider supporting Nate and Nona financially by donating on this site. If you are unable to help financially, we would love for you to pray for us! If God is for us, who can be against us?  All along we have felt supported in prayer as we have made each decision. God knows the number of our days and we move forward as a family trusting in his perfect plan.

If you have any questions, suggestions or just need to contact one of us please call 715-256-7002 or send email to

If you would rather send a donation by mail, please send checks directly to: 

Nate and Nona Norgaard
1105 Barry Ave.
Eau Claire, Wi 54701

Please also visit Nate's CaringBridge site:

All your love, prayers, and financial support are deeply appreciated!!

God Bless,
Tina Pecor & Ange Norgaard
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