They say the key to combat adversity is to have a good attitude towards it. You need to be upbeat, optimistic, and positive. That’s what Tyler Trent did when he was told he had osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer last year. But once you hit rock bottom, the only direction left is up. For Tyler Trent, it couldn’t be any truer. Here’s what happened.
Tyler Trent and The Purdue Boilermakers:
Tyler Trent is a 20 years old boy who graduated from Purdue University in Indiana and is a diehard fan for the school’s football team. After finding out about his ailment, he took life positively and continued that one thing he always loved to do. Supporting the Purdue football team.
According to Cancer Research, Trent camped out for a football game and traveled to California for the team’s bowl game in December. Then, over the winter, he covered the men’s basketball team for the Exponent and followed the Boilermakers to the Big Ten Tournament in New York City. With Trent’s deep reverence towards the football team, Purdue Boilermakers decided that it was the time Trent know how much they love him back.
After Trent was profiled by ESPN during Purdue’s victory against Ohio State last month, he was presented with the game ball and honored by his very own bobblehead.
The bobbleheads, which feature Tyler in a Purdue blazer with the logo on the side of his head, are available in the Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. Each bobblehead cost $30 each that includes a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order. Each bobblehead is numbered and sits in a collector’s box.
Hammer and Nails cites, “Usually bobbleheads are reserved for only the greatest (like Sister Jean) so the opportunity to have a bobblehead made in honor of me and to have the proceeds go to the V Foundation and the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment couldn’t be a more perfect match,” said Tyler. “I’m so thankful and humbled by this honor and hope that people continue to donate and give to cancer research through v.org/tylertrent and the Endowment.”
If you are a huge fan of collecting bobbleheads, this is one that you should not let go off. This is limited edition and for every bobblehead you buy, $5 will go towards a charity of Trent’s choice. Pre-order them here!