Yours truly was drawn back to Ancestry.com when she received an obituary notice via email. Obviously, naturally, indubitably I’d have to add that information to my database?! Then (for the sake of “cousins” who follow my blog and check Frantz Families–Kith & Kin), I needed to share the exact location of data in FF-KK. (Want to check it out? Go to Vol. 3, pp. 973-1044 https://www.frantzfamilies–kithkin.com/uploads/1/6/7/4/16741866/vol-3.pdf ) Here is the interesting information about Tyler Trent.
Some on this group may have noticed the national news about Tyler Trent the 20 year old who died of cancer last week, and you may not know he has Brethren connections.
Tyler has COB and OGBB ancestors via his father Tony Trent’s parents Martin “Slim” and Glenna Koble Trent of Flora, Indiana. Most of the Brethren Genealogical names are among his ancestors. On Line searches for Tyler Trent will locate lots of national news and social media attention over the past few months. A book will be available in March of his journey with cancer and invitations to cancer research are encouraged.
There will be a remembrance of his life service this Tuesday evening at the College Park Baptist church in northern Indianapolis at 6:00 pm. If you are an online type person, you can view the service via the church’s Live Streaming.
Get to the Live Streaming by accessing https://www.yourchurch.com/remembering-tyler-trent/ and click on RESOURCES and LIVE STREAM. This should take you to the Live Stream that will start at 5:50 pm, Eastern time.
Following is an obituary.
Tyler Trent (1998 – 2019) was a Purdue University student who inspired others with his enthusiastic support for his college football team while battling a rare form of bone cancer. Trent captured national media attention in 2018 for correctly predicting Purdue’s upset of Ohio State, then ranked #2 in the nation. It was his first game back to campus after entering hospice care.
His story inspired people to donate more than $100,000 to cancer research and he was honored with the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Spirit Award in 2018. He was named honorary bowl captain and attended the pregame coin toss as Purdue faced off against Auburn in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.
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Died: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Details of death: Died of osteosarcoma at the age of 20.
His attitude inspired others: He was first diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 15. He won his first fight against the disease and achieved his dream of attending Purdue University. The cancer returned just months before his first classes in the fall of 2017. Throughout his hard-fought battle, he maintained a positive attitude and frequently attended football games decked out in team colors.
Notable quote: “Though I am in hospice care and have to wake up every morning knowing that the day might be my last, I still have a choice to make: to make that day the best it can be. To make the most of whomever comes to visit, texts, tweets or calls me.
“Yet isn’t that a choice we all have every day? After all, nobody knows the amount of days we have left. Some could say we are all in hospice to a certain degree,” he wrote in the Indianapolis Star
What people said about him: “What gave him a sense of love and purpose touched all of us and inspired all of us. There was no quit in him. There was a lot of fight in him. It’s like you couldn’t get him down. While I’m sure he was in pain and suffering, he put a smile on his face.” —Jeff Brohm, head coach of Purdue
“Rest In Peace to my friend, my captain, my brother, my hero. You inspired us all by the way you lived. I love you, and I can’t wait to see you again. Forever #Tyler” —David Blough, Purdue quarterback
Full obituary: Indianapolis Star