Tim was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September of 2003 at the age of 28. Tim maintained an exceptionally positive attitude about this disease - he was determined to beat it. He went about his life with the same quiet determination he had always exhibited, never letting the cancer or treatment bring him down or interfere with his plans for the future. As a lifelong athlete, he was confident that his body was strong enough to withstand the many chemotherapy and radiation treatments he had to endure. He didn’t allow the disease to define him.
Shortly after returning from California, he resumed his regular work and social schedule. In January, after returning to California for scheduled tests, Tim received further bad news.. It then became obvious that Tim had the most aggressive form of lymphoma, one that had simply stopped responding to chemotherapy.
For the first time it became a very real possibility that this disease could beat him. He fought hard, refusing to give up, until the day he died. Tim passed away on February 8, 2005. We like to say that the disease overcame him but never defeated him.
We established The Tim Nesvig Fellowship to ultimately find a cure for this disease and fund the research needed to make a cure a reality. We hope you will join us in supporting this important work. In this way, we are all able continue to celebrate the exuberance with which Tim lived his life and to honor his legacy.
The Nesvig Family