Weish4Ever Press Stories
7-year-old was greeted at daycare by a limousine and Southpaw, the White Sox mascot, to begin fulfillment of his ultimate wish with a one-of-a-kind experience at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Kizer’s involvement in the Weishar Foundation continues. Players around the league expressed the charity important to them on their shoes in games last week in the NFL’s “My Cause, my cleats” program. Kizer’s choice was easy for him.
Debuting in 2013, WeishFest was created to remember Andrew Weishar, a graduate of Oak Forest's St. Damian School and Chicago's Brother Rice High School who died of colorectal cancer in 21. He was only 21.
Earlier this season we shared the story of Notre Dame tight end Nic Weishar. His older brother Andrew lost his battle with cancer when he was just 21 years old. In response, the family created the Andrew Weishar Foundation to honor his dying wish to pay forward the kindness and generosity he and his family received during his battle.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. — University of Notre Dame graduate tight end Nic Weishar was one of 22 college football players named to the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Roster, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced Thursday.
Know you’re not alone — You don’t truly know what cancer is until you are directly experiencing its impact. The cancer battle can often feel lonely, as if you and your family are facing these terrible circumstances by yourselves. Always remember you are not alone in this. There are so many outlets of support. The cancer community is so big and filled with people that know what you’re going through. Don’t be afraid to seek others out for counsel and guidance. Whether you are the patient, parent, sibling, or loved one; there are millions of people who are (or were) in your same exact shoes.
Across America, many college football players receive praise for their superior performance on the field. Today, however, only a select group of those student-athletes have the honor of being commended for their distinguished accomplishments off the field when Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announce 169 nominees for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
This is a great event for a great cause. There’s a reason why pro athletes like Sam Acho, Kyle Schwarber, and Mitch Trubisky have been tweeting about #WeishFest.
When Notre Dame senior tight end Nic Weishar scored his first career touchdown, he took a piece of his brother with him.
It has been nearly six years now. Yet the pain never really goes away. There are daily reminders, and there are hints of the numbness, too. That's what happens when you lose a family member. That's what happened to University of Notre Dame senior tight end Nic Weishar.
Nic Weishar’s voice trembled as he recalled the most dramatic day in his life: Oct. 12, 2012. His brother Andrew died in the early morning hours, his 21-year-old body overtaken by colorectal cancer. That night, Weishar suited up for Marist High School and somehow channeled his emotions into a 14-catch, 150-yard performance against Benet.
Andrew Weishar's story is not about the day he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 19, nor is it about the day he died nearly three years later.
DeShone Kizer will be sticking out at Thursday’s NFL Draft, as he will be raising awareness for the Andrew Weishar Foundation (Weish 4Ever).