A few months before his fourth birthday, Nate Viands was diagnosed with leukemia. Because of this, Nate couldn’t play normal sports with other kids because of the shared germs that could be life threatening to his weakened immune system. Nate’s father Scott grew up skating in Philly and thought that he could use skateboarding as a way for them both to take their minds off the rigorous cancer treatments. After getting his first board, Nate has been relentlessly pursuing his new passion for skating. Check out the video above to hear more of Nate’s story.