A benefit for a popular Friendswood High teacher and coach drew a large crowd of supporters Saturday as friends, family and former students contributed to help cover the local family’s mounting medical expenses.
The fundraiser for Nathan Roher, a father of four who is suffering from symptoms related to a brain tumor, took place at Sno Beach on S. Friendswood.
Though more tests and treatment plan are yet to come, volunteers said the medical bills for the family already are piling up.
Saturday’s fundraiser was organized as an “expense-free” benefit, meaning 100 percent of proceeds went to the Roher family. Raffle items that included weekend getaways, a $5,000 residential landscape lighting package, dinners for 12 and Nolan Ryan memorabilia were all donated, as well as silent auction items such as reclaimed wood furniture, jewelry, dental services and gift baskets.
A former Friendswood High Mustang, Roher played football under Head Coach and stadium namesake Henry Winston. He has coached and taught at FHS since 1996, and is a member of the “Whack Em and Stack Em” Fishing team.
Roher and wife, Tena, have four children: Elina, Sallianne, J.T. And Nate.
For those who didn’t make it to the benefit, a Gofundme account has been set up for the Roher family at www.gofundme.com/ymnb88.