My brother Tim was such a generous, gentle and fun person. As a lifetime athlete, he was always very healthy. An all-American water polo player in both high school and college, Tim became an avid golfer in his adulthood.
Numerous varieties of chemotherapy proved ineffective but he was prepared for the next. He took on each with such tremendous strength, dignity, and most importantly, an unwavering optimism. There were glimmers of hope after many setbacks, but ultimately there were just not enough treatment options. Tim was ready and willing for whatever else was out there; there simply were no other places to turn.
We miss our Tim terribly and realize there is no bringing him back, only keeping him alive in our hearts and spirits. But we feel strongly that we want to help others in the future where Tim could not be helped. There were no more treatment options left and this is why we created the Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship and Research Fund at City of Hope, one of the leading cancer hospitals in the U.S., so that for the next person there are options. 100 percent of donations to the fellowship go to the Tim Nesvig fellow's research efforts. Our hope is to come that much closer to a cure to prevent any future Tims from facing the same fate.
Carrie Nesvig and the Nesvig family