Charity Spotlight: Ty Louis Campbell Foundation
2 years ago
On October 4, 2007, Ty Louis Campbell came into this world and lives were changed forever. His parents never knew such profound love. Then, on August 11, 2010, their lives were changed forever again. A mass was found at the base of his skull, pressing against his brainstem, and Ty was later diagnosed with a rhabdoid tumor, which is a very rare and aggressive cancer specific to pediatrics. People started calling him "SuperTy" because he loved superheroes, and because he showed such strength throughout his treatment. He passed away at-home in his parents’ arms on October 17, 2012.
Ty graced this earth for five beautiful years, and before he left he made it a better place to live. He made an astounding impact on all who heard his story. He inspired individuals around the world to make the most of their lives and to rally against childhood cancer by raising awareness.
Ty was astoundingly beautiful and always quick to smile. His sheer magnetism developed not because of the cancer that consumed him, but rather his love for life that defined him.
After Ty passed away, instead of gifts of flowers, his family asked his supporters to celebrate the joys of childhood in his honor. To allow their children to jump in muddy puddles (one of Ty’s greatest aspirations). To give piggyback rides to bed, to play with glitter, to get downright messy and have fun in celebration of Ty’s spirit, because that is how he wanted to live his life. As a result, Ty’s family is flooded with stories to this day of how SuperTy changed the world. So many, in fact, that they launched The Muddy Puddles Project to celebrate kids being kids in honor of those who can’t.
Pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children, claiming the lives of more children each year than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis and diabetes combined. Your gift to the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation, a charity inspired by one amazing little boy and his mother's undying love, will benefit the most promising, innovative research to improve the rate of long-term survival among children with cancer.
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