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This award winning actor’s passion is to use his own personal pain as a diabetic while surviving ongoing dialysis treatment for the past 15 yrs. Nathaniel’s goal is to aid others in diabetes prevention, management, and to hopefully avoid dialysis.
In this current climate of fiscal restraints there is very little being done to prevent or treat communities searing from the diabetes pandemic – let alone to offer hope.
Nathaniel has been working on developing an educational program through drama,using his own mistakes and victories to drive home the importance of taking care of one’s body.

Nathaniel needs your financial assistance to produce his one man show with his outstanding drama coach of 10 years, Ivana Chubbuck who is based in Los Angeles. This campaign is to raise the $20,000 needed for developing this show; all necessary pre-production, including scripts, rights to music, travel back and forth between Seattle and Los Angeles, food, lodging as well as Ivana’s time. Nathaniel wants to perform this one man show, Climbing Sugar Hill in theatres, inter-denominational houses of worships, community centers, YMCA’s, etc….


This is the only remaining obstacle in my way!





All donations welcome, contributions in parts or in their entirety

are greatly appreciated!!


With immense gratitude for your support,


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For more info on the crucial role you can play –

Imagine a black stage – empty, except for a single spotlight. The audience sits expectantly in silence. Finally, the lights come on. The audience stands, spellbound. This is my audience and that empty stage is the debut of my new one man show: CLIMBING SUGAR HILL.

Nathaniel DeVeaux

Nathaniel DeVeaux

My name is Nathaniel DeVeaux and I have worked as a professional actor for over 20 years. (A journey that took over 20 years before I could land decent roles, by the way.) I’ve had the honor of working on nearly 100 films and television shows with some of the most amazing and talented people in the industry, among these – Patrick Dempsey (The Escape), Ashton Kutcher (The Butterfly Effect), Dakota Fanning (Taken) and Sydney Poitier (Children of the Dust). My career has been my life’s passion and mission, and I have shared my personal experience of fulfilling my dream to encourage and inspire others.

Nathaniel DeVeaux & Sydney Poitier (Children of the Dusk), Nathaniel DeVeaux & Patrick Dempsey (The Escape)

Now, I face my most challenging role yet as protagonist in my own drama as I search for a kidney donor to save my life.

In 2005, I collapsed from kidney failure and for the past 5 years have been undergoing dialysis 3 times a week, for 4 1/2 hours per day. While I am grateful to live another day, another week, another moment, I realize dialysis is giving me life on one hand and taking it from the other. I am at the point where treatments can leave me powerless for days.

Despite my weakening condition, my vision for the future has become clearer even as the prospects of my future begin to dim. Through my prayers as an SGI Buddhist, I’m seeking to transform this into what practitioners call “changing poison into medicine,” to turn my struggle for life into an inspiration for others to flourish in their own dark times.

It’s with this spirit and urgency I am reaching out to a kind and generous kidney donor who can help me live and continue my life’s work.

Author Charles Bukowski wrote, “What matters is how well you walk through the fire.”  Please help me walk through mine, so I may give others the courage to walk through their fire and encourage those who may have given up on life and hope. Hope is the most important thing!!

Please share my story far and wide and consider being tested, I am looking for a kidney donor who also has blood Type B. 

If you are interested in saving a life, please contact the Living Kidney Donor Program at the University of Washington at 206-598-3627They will conduct a brief phone interview and give you some information about the donation process. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. For questions, go to their website:

My sincerest thank you and appreciation.

Nathaniel DeVeaux

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