Nolan’s H.E.R.O. Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to carry on the mission of Nolan Berthelette, a Pittsfield, Maine youth, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm at the age of 14. Our goal is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms, organ donation, and to support those who are finding ways to be a H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities) in the lives of others. We also want to inspire and encourage youth to participate in academics, exercise, music, sports, and a love for the outdoors and nature. These are all things Nolan loved and excelled in.
Read the full story on how Nolan inspired an entire movement.
"One child alone can make a difference, but all of us together can change the world.". . . .
"Being a hero doesn't take a person that is superior to others or someone with an abnormal power. All it takes is an average human looking to do what is right for others.". . . .
"Be exceptional, help each other, be kind to one another, set yourself apart.". . . .
"Remember the many exciting and unforgettable memories, this is the end of something great and the beginning of something greater.". . . .
Nolan playing Birdland on drums with the Warsaw Middle School Jazz Band, in 8th grade, for Dessert Night.