M Go Cue

December 5th, 2018 at 11:58 AM ^

From the column:

“My tubes failed, and I had to be rushed to the hospital to undergo an emergency surgery to fix them. This was done without anesthesia. It was a nightmare come true; you can feel the operation happening but can’t stop it or scream out because of the pain.”

Man, my heart goes out to Tyler.  

Wolverine In Iowa 68

December 5th, 2018 at 12:22 PM ^

It's suddenly very dusty in my office.

Watching his story unfold during the Purdue/OSU game, I gained a ton of respect for him, and reading this even more.  He has an amazing heart.  Thanks for sharing this, it's a great reminder about what's important in life.


December 5th, 2018 at 12:23 PM ^

Thank you for sharing, that certainly provides a massive dose of perspective an FYI inspiration.  There’s no doubt his love for Purdue, his friends/family, and life in general.  

Cancer sucks. 1000%, full stop. But as part of that, there are occasional glimpses of awe inspiring grace. Along the same lines as Tyler’s interview, here’s another dose of perspective. Another local Indy teenager with incurable cancer who decided she didn’t want to miss the party in her honor, so she had a FUNeral while she was alive. If you watch the video, notice the Dia de los Muertos tights. This kiddo has swag (and perspective) for days...



December 5th, 2018 at 12:50 PM ^

After reading these two articles, I'm glad I have a nasty cold that took my voice the past day and some change.  Now if someone stops by I can act like I can't talk because of that instead of because I'm holding back tears.  We had a cancer scare with our oldest, now 6, and I don't even know what I'd do if the results had been flipped.  These kids are strong as heck.


December 5th, 2018 at 1:26 PM ^

Truth, these kids are strong as heck. You know who else is? Their parents. I can tell you what you’d do if your cancer scare had been reversed. You’d have been scared out of your mind. Then you would dig deep into the furthest reaches of your soul to pull out every once of strength you had to take care of your kid the best you possibly could. I firmly believe that most people don’t know their own strength when it comes to stuff like that. I’ve seen folks that could’ve been knocked over in a stiff breeze who could barely manage their own schedule turn into logistical wizards with spines of steel getting their kids cancer treatment.


someone who tells parents their kids have cancer.

4th and Go For It

December 5th, 2018 at 12:27 PM ^

Damn, that's heart-wrenching stuff. We all walk around acting like we're not going to die for a very long time when today could be our day. The thought of not pretending everything's fine in my life and having to actively confront death every day at any age is frankly terrifying. What an incredibly strong kid. 

Indy Pete - Go Blue

December 5th, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

 Thank you for sharing. Tyler is remarkable.  His statement that in a certain sense, we are all in hospice because we do not know how many days we have left is profound.  He certainly is making his life count. 


December 5th, 2018 at 12:53 PM ^

Tyler reminds me that the things that I call problems truly are trivial,and not worthy of being focused upon. I would be better served by appreciating how blessed I have been in life. Tyler is only one person of many facing unthinkable difficulties, and I clearly do not do enough to help them. I appreciate him for reminding me of this. 


December 5th, 2018 at 3:43 PM ^

Cancer is EVIL!  I have lost two dear friends that were declared clean and then re-attacked.

As I near 65, closer to the end than the beginning, the one item on my bucket list is a cure for cancer.  Everything else pales in comparison.

God's love to these two and all so afflicted.



December 6th, 2018 at 1:08 AM ^

I was a little frustrated with stuff going on at work, kids in college, worrying about how am I going to retire, etc.

Then I read this. 

Instant perspective.