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The Tyler Truex Family

Gabe (4), Tyler (8), Ray (11)
Professional Golf Management

When was your first THON?

2009

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Ocean City, NJ and Cocoa Beach, FL

What are your favorite activities to do as a family?

Going to the mountains, reading, visiting family and friends, & THON

What are you most looking forward to?

Playing with the athletes and having fun with our dancers.

Do you have a message to send to the THON community?

Thank you for all your hard work, time, and love you have shown all the Four Diamond families. We are eternally grateful!

Do you have a shout out to the dancers?

Dancers, thank you so much for these 46 hours! You are an inspiration to us! “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23

Brief summary of family story:

Tyler was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) when he was 3 years old. He completed treatment after 3 years, 3 months, but unfortunately, he relapsed 3 months later. He started a much more intense treatment program Sept. 2011. Through it all, we have been blessed by being involved with THON. The THON students have brought many smiles to our faces during some very hard times. On this journey, we have never felt alone but instead have felt the support of a much bigger community. We are hopeful that Tyler will be completely cured this time(he still has over one more year of treatment) and that one day cancer will be defeated for all children forever.