Remember this guy?! Tyler has been with Team Summer from the beginning. While battling his own sarcoma cancer, he was one of Summer’s closest friends. Their relationship exemplified the bond between two kids with cancer, and helped Summer recognize that kids with cancer need each other for support.
Thankfully, Tyler beat his cancer. He’s now a senior at Stetson University in Deland, Florida and is president of his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa. A few weeks ago, Team Summer got an email from one of his fraternity brothers.
The brother, Dennis, called Tyler “a shining example of an all-star human being” and said their fraternity wanted to surprise Tyler with a big fundraiser in his honor to benefit Team Summer! And since Tyler (and Lacey!) surprised Summer in Houston after her brain surgery…
…we thought it only fitting that we surprise Tyler back! Summer’s mom, Lynne Dale, and photographer Brenda Richterkessing hit the road, making the seven-hour drive to Deland so they could be there the night Tyler’s fraternity revealed its plan to him. Tyler’s brothers snuck them into the meeting, and he was blown away!
Lynne told them all about Summer, Team Summer, and the kids battling cancer they’ll be fighting for.
The fraternity’s fundraiser is planned for this coming spring. Dennis, you are awesome for getting this ball rolling!
Stay tuned to see what this band of brothers can do! They’ve all got their Team Summer wristbands on now! Go Phi Sigma Kappa!!!