Birth Date: December 19, 1999Death Date: April 5, 2018
Nathaniel Prasad, at the age of 18, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 with his mom as a witness in Fremont, CA.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at the Chapel of Chimes in Hayward, CA.
Nathan was born on Sunday, December 19, 1999 in Hayward CA, welcomed with love by his mother Evelyn, his father Daniel, and brother Dylan Prasad.
Nathan’s big smile, and goofy personality always lit up the room. He was an Honor Roll student with perfect attendance. In High School, Nathan sadly found out at a doctor’s appointment, due to his eye condition, Keratoconus, he had lost all vision in his left eye. He was also told there was a good chance he could lose sight in his right eye as well. Nathan saw many doctors, all said nothing could be done. Two years later, Dr. Holsclaw conducted an eye transplant, with three subsequent eye surgeries, which unfortunately failed. Even after enduring all of this, Nathan never lost hope, and was patiently anticipating another eye donor.
Nathan loved to sing and write. He loved a wide variety of music, from listening to rap artists like Kodak Black, to singing Bollywood songs, and even sometimes Taylor Swift and Jay Sean.
One of Nathan’s favorite pastimes was sports. He played on Hayward’s football and basketball teams. He loved the Oakland Raiders, would stay updated on the latest Raider news, and went to Raider games with his dad. Dwayne Wade and Tom Brady were two of Nathan’s favorite athletes.
Nathan was involved with many social issues and after the Trayvon Martin case, Nathan closely started to follow the Black Lives Matter movement and he attended many rallies and protests.
Similar to all boys his age, Nathan loved playing Madden and watching comedies on Netflix. His favorite shows were Daredevil, a show about a blind superhero, and Dragon Ball Z, which inspired his hair style. One of his favorite movies was Dostana and he loved singing along to it with his brother Dylan.
Nathan had just graduated High School and was eagerly awaiting to get his cap and gown. Like every other 18 year old, he was excited about choosing a college and a career to pursue. He was a social young man who was able to get along with everyone he met, in all different walks of life. After all he had been through, his family was very proud of his courage and bravery in overcoming his disability and moving towards his dreams.
Nathan will be terribly missed; he was very loved by his family and friends. He had so much to live for and so much left to experience. His loved ones will remember him as a vibrant young man who was full of life, whose contagious personality could brighten any room. Nathan was always known to have the last word, today we are saying it for him…
“I look up at the stars and smile because I know you’re somewhere smiling back.”