Tyler Trent
1998 - 2019
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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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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 4, 2019.
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January 26, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Alishia
January 18, 2019
May the family of Tyler Trent gain comfort as you cherish the memories of your dear loved one as the days, months and years go by as you reflect on John 6:40.
JMS
January 16, 2019
My deepest sympathies are extended to the Trent family. I can't imagine your heartache. May you receive the love and support needed during this extremely difficult time. May you also be consoled by knowing that God has the power to bind up the brokenhearted and to strengthen all who mourn.

Isaiah 61:1,2
Greta
January 15, 2019
STRENGTH....COURAGE....DETERMINATION he shared with the world....PRAYERS and BLESSINGS to the family
Valenda Newell
January 14, 2019
My condolences to the family. Though I did not know him personally, It is hurtful to know he passed away at such a tender age. May the memories of him warm your hearts. Please draw comfort in the words that have given me hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:14.
Z Hill
January 14, 2019
Denise
January 14, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 13, 2019
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
January 13, 2019
Tyler you have inspired us all! Rest In Peace young man.
Leon and Ruth
January 12, 2019
Sending heartfelt condolences to the family for your great loss. So many share your grief and are praying in behalf of the family for God to provide the needed comfort and support from family and friends during your time of bereavement and beyond.
January 12, 2019
Condolences to Tyler's family and many friends. He certainly brought joy to all he met. May precious memories and the kindness of others continue to comfort you.
Marie
January 11, 2019
MAY GOD'S RIGHT HAND REST UPON THIS FAMILY, SUCH A SPECIAL MEMBER HAS TRANSITIONED....
KIMBERLY GRANT
January 11, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 11, 2019
May you rest in peace in God's loving arms, Tyler. Your story so riveted the world this last year and your courage and the love and support provided back to you from all you were associated with should be an example to all of us on how to live our lives. You taught us to value the time we have and appreciate life. May your family and friends be comforted now and in the future.
L S
January 11, 2019
To the family and friends of Tyler Trent, my condolences. May the God of tender mercies comfort you during this difficult time.
January 10, 2019
I am thankful that I had the opportunity to meet you during the NCAA awards ceremony. You left a major impact in this world. I pray that individuals will continue to remember the many great things you done in this world while you were here. Thank you again for being a blessing to so many. God bless you and your family and friends. Thank you Tyler
Jason Johnson
Acquaintance
January 10, 2019
Tyler was a brave young man, he will be missed greatly. Deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers.
January 10, 2019
Tyler was a great inspiration. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Kristy Tidwell
Friend
January 10, 2019
What a brave wonderful young man. My thoughts and prayers for his family and Purdue University. He inspired many with his hopes, dreams and his passion for Purdue football. Fly high with the Angels Trent.
Shannan Fisher
January 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss May God of all tender mercy comfort you in your times of sadness
January 10, 2019
This young man fought hard and inspired others, may our Heavenly Father comfort his family and friends
S P
January 10, 2019
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:14.
Ann.
January 9, 2019
Inspirational and positive, a remarkable young man he was. Deepest condolences and prayers to all who loved him. May you feel God's peace.
Sherry Sarvis
January 9, 2019
Im sure he inspired many people...
January 9, 2019
Tyler was an inspiration to all. May God bless all of your family always.
January 9, 2019
Go with God Tyler , No more pain No more Sadness. You inspired a lot of People
Mike McClanahan
January 9, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 8, 2019
Tyler was an inspiration to everyone - May he rest with the Angels.
Kim Young
January 8, 2019
Beautiful service for a beautiful spirit. My prayers and condolences to the Trent family.
The Wilsons
January 8, 2019
R.I.P. Tyler, you was such a brave young man, I pray for your family. ❤
Michelle Gross
January 8, 2019
Tyler is not only walking the streets of Gold in heaven but I imagine that this week the streets are a glorious Gold and Black !!
Elaine Watson
Friend
January 8, 2019
To the Trent family: Our heartfelt condolences to all who knew him. Almighty God is a God of comfort, may he comfort all in the difficult days ahead.
Wright
January 8, 2019
Linda Tracy
January 8, 2019
I hope for peace, love of family and time spent with Tyler, keep you as you grieve. Although I never met your son, from what I saw and heard about him, he was a jewel! A loving son. i am sorry for your loss. Peace be with you!
Susan Harris
January 8, 2019
My sincere condolences for the loss of dear Tyler. So courageous and inspiring. May GOD comfort you and heal your broken hearts. Ps. 147:3.
CP., La.
C. P
Acquaintance
January 8, 2019
Tyler's story touched our family. My son is a proud Purdue graduate and we heard about Tyler while we were watching the Purdue- Ohio State football game. I preordered Tyler's book and we're wearing the this shirt fights cancer shirts. Our hearts are broken at Tyler's passing but we know in our hearts he is with the Lord in celebration.
Blessings to his family, friends, and fans. Prayers to all.
Debbie Cochrane
January 8, 2019
My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of this special young man who touched the hearts of so many people.
Candace Lepow
January 8, 2019
My deepest condolences go to Tyler's family and friends. This can't be easy because he was so young. Please take comfort in the God of tender compassion in your time of grief. 2Cor 1:3.
January 8, 2019
May God grant Tyler Trent family and friends comfort during this time of sorrow your love was a awesome fan and he will surely be missed. John; 28,29
M Scott
January 8, 2019
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his love of Purdue football and living life to the fullest. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.
January 7, 2019
Love and miss you Tyler may God be with you RIP Tyler
Rhonda Burcham
Friend
January 7, 2019
He was a very good person and he was also strong I Loved what he did
And I'm going to miss him I have followed his story and when I heard
And seen that he passed away I cried like a baby because he was a good person.And my prayers go out to his family and friends and may God be with you all and may God be with Tyler.
Rhonda Burcham
Friend
January 7, 2019
Tyler was an inspiration to Sooner Nation. Rest in Peace Tyler.
January 7, 2019
Godspeed Boilermaker.
Ryan Ramsey
January 7, 2019
Rest in peace with the angels.
Stephanie Schell
January 7, 2019
Amazing courage he had while fighting a terminal illness.
Stephanie Schell
January 7, 2019
God bless you Tyler...
Miracle Perry-Andre'-Martinez
January 7, 2019
We are sending our sincere condolences to the family and many devoted friends. Tyler will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him. May the love of God And Jesus Chirst comfort and. support each of you during this time of deep and personal sorrow (John 3:16) THE STEWARTs
Will and Mary Stewart
January 7, 2019
We are sending our sincere condolences to the family and many devoted friends. Tyler will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him. May the love of God And Christ Jesus Chirst comfort and. Support each of you during this time of deep and personal sorrow (John 3:16) THE STEWARTs
Will and Mary Stewart
January 7, 2019
May the God of all comfort be with the family and give you peace.
January 7, 2019
He was 10 times the person I could ever be.
Allan Payne
January 7, 2019
Tyler, thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many people. I am praying for your family as you are laid to rest this week. Godspeed young man!
Cathy Klein
January 7, 2019
My deepest condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort prove to be your strength during this difficult time.
Psalm 18:2
Christian
January 7, 2019
To the friends, family, and loved ones of Tyler as well as Boilermakers everywhere. Many thoughts, prayers, and love from over here in Oklahoma from this Oklahoma State Cowboys Fan. Together we can Hammer Down cancer!
Brian Childers
January 6, 2019
I am so sorry, so young. But God makes no mistakes and Tyler is now resting in the arms of the Lord. RIP Sweet Boy
Kizzy Robinson
January 6, 2019
You were a gift to everyone. God be with your family at this special time.
Sue Ellen Olin
January 6, 2019
RIP
Linda Gomez
January 6, 2019
Like many, many others I was inspired by Tylers faith and optimism. Glad he was a Boilermaker and made such an impact to help raise awareness of this dreaded disease. Many prayers for his family. We admired him, but his family knew and loved him best. May they be comforted.
Donna Marvel
January 6, 2019
Tyler Trent, you were an inspiration to me. My husband passed away two months ago from Osteosarcoma as well. He fought the fight just as you did. Thank-you for bringing awareness to this rare form of cancer. Prayers for your family. Sincerely, a Purdue graduate.
Diane Stamatkin
Acquaintance
January 6, 2019
You showed the true meaning of what it is to live Through your courage and strength . May God comfort your family . Rest in Peace
Timothy Prizniak
January 6, 2019
RIP Trent
Toni Hawkman
January 6, 2019
Mr. Trent Tyler Rest in Peace, you were an inspiration for all of America and you were one COOL DUDE!
Cadie Hoffmann
January 6, 2019
Sending prayers love and my deepest condolences
Emmy Agin
January 6, 2019
Thank you for using your life to make the lives of others better. The attention that you have brought to this disease will hopefully help fund a cure. Your legacy will live on forever and we are all blessed to have had you in our world. Rest in peace.
Meghan McFadden
January 6, 2019
Your spirit gave others strength.
no need to say
January 6, 2019
I am so proud of Tyler for how he truly lived for what he believed in. He had the maturity to take Jesus at His word and, even in weakness, to look beyond himself and do for others. As a fellow Boilermaker and member of College Park Church, I have been praying for him almost daily since January 15, 2018. But God has done more than I could ask or imagine according to the power (of the Holy Spirit) that worked in him (Ephesians 3:20). May Tylers legacy live on through all the people whom he touched during his journey on earth.
Christine Barton
Friend
January 6, 2019
Tyler, what an inspiration you have been to so many people who suffer from terminal diseases. It was wonderful to read and watch your story. I have a terminal disease also...Inclusion Body Myositis. It will be an honor to shake your hand some day. May your family feel the relief, but remember all the memories. God Bless.
Pakkman
Friend
January 6, 2019
I watched your boilermakers against ohio state they were inspired by you. I wish I had a moment to meet u before u passed. I know God has cured u. Luv to all of ur family.
Bob @ Dixy Pflug
January 6, 2019
Thank you Tyler for making me want to be a better person! I didnt know you personally but feel like I did reading your articles and watching your interviews. You have inspired me ever since I saw your story before the Purdue/Ohio State game. God used your voice to inspire us all and you gave him all the glory! Continued prayers for your family during this time!
Lori Scherer
January 6, 2019
I didn't know this young man but I wish I had. He is the personification of courage and strength. We are so very sorry for your loss. God Bless all those who cared for him!
Bobbie Ann Schutz
January 6, 2019
RIP Tyler as you're with the best team ever now in Heaven. " Boiler up, Hammer down".
January 5, 2019
Dearest Tyler, I am an Auburn graduate and first heard about you on tv before the Ohio State game. I was thrilled Purdue won! You won my heart too! Then we had to play Purdue in the bowl game , my heart swank! Yes, I want Auburn to win , but I wanted Purdue to win too! On that day, I told my husband I want to buy his book! I know you are pain free and in a glorious place now! Thank you for all of your inspirations! In Christs love, Lea McQueen
Lea McQueen
January 5, 2019
Going to miss that smile that was always you had on your face .I know you loved football and football loved you.
Donna Pennington
Acquaintance
January 5, 2019
The toughest, strongest and most courageous young man Ive ever seen. You leaned on your family, friends and faith and made our University so proud. Boiler up forever!
Lily Sendek
January 5, 2019
God was showing his greatness these last months through Tyler Trent and my faith in God is strengthen through the faith of Tyler, his family and the faith of David Blough. May God bless and comfort all who mourn Tyler's passing.
Susan
January 5, 2019
FAREWELL !!!!!! BROTHER JOHN 2:02-2:25 ....... MARK 3:23 !!!!!! CORINTHIANS 1:11:17-1:11:34 ???????? & PETER 1:3:08 ........
DYLAN COREY FISHER
January 5, 2019
Tylers selfless commitment and passion to cancer research, even in his final days, made me proud to be a fellow Boilermaker. He inspired so many. Know that Tyler is enjoying his reward in heaven in the company of Jesus Christ and all the angels. May God grant you peace and comfort in these difficult days.
Deborah Linton
January 5, 2019
God bless your family.
January 5, 2019
HAVING , CANCER IS NOT EASY A THING 2 DO !!!!!! MY , GRANDFATHER MARTIN GEORGE KAWAGUCHI DIED OF PANCREATIC CANCER ON MARCH 14 1992 AT THE AGE OF 53 .... SO , ADIEU 2 U !!!!! BROTHER TYLER JOHN 2:02-2:25 ..... & MARK 3:23 ........ LETS GO BUCKEYES YEAHHHHHHH BABY !!!!! NUMBER 1
KENNY ROCKY KAWAGUCHI
January 5, 2019
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Trent family & his extended family Boilermaker nation. Im a Buckeye fan but Im also a Tyler Trent fan but most important a Jesus fan. I was in row 1 of the end zone on Saturday October 20th, 2018 when the Boilermakers upset my Buckeyes. I was touched by your story & your spirit that was displayed all night. I have no doubt your beloved Boilermakers won that game for you & David Blough played like a All American that night. A loss never felt so good because what is football compared to life. Thanks for your inspiration for teaching football fans everywhere what a true fighter is. If every team had a player with the heart of Tyler Trent I dont think they would lose a game. Heaven gained another angel on January 1st. No pain & youll never be forgotten. God Bless. Brian
Brian Latham
January 5, 2019
As a parent of a bone cancer survivor, I can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
January 5, 2019
May God Bless you and keep you close to him in this time of loss. Tyler is an inspiration to us all in how we should walk in our faith and live our lives. Such a blessing to see him do so many good things for a cause so personal. My thought and prayers for the family, friends, and the community.
Jack Leib
January 5, 2019
Thank you for fighting and rasing money to help others.I lost a daughter to heart disease 1 yr ago. it was something she did not know she even had. It just took her in her sleep one night...
eva long
January 5, 2019
Godspeed Tyler.... You have fought the good fight. You have finished the course. You have kept the faith.
Harry Simpson
January 5, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family of Tyler Trent. He will be dearly missed. May God comfort your hearts each day with his tender love and compassion. Psalm 86:15
BW H
January 5, 2019
Football Players All over the Country Mourn a Brave Young Man
May the Grace of God give you eternal rest, and make you first team in the college football team in the Heavens,

Love, #63
Pete Lieggi
January 5, 2019
What an inspiration and wonderful person..May he rest in peace and his family and friends smile whenever they recall this young man and his goodness.
The Wydra Family
January 5, 2019
May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Trent family and friends at this difficult time.
CF
January 5, 2019
Virginia Tamuts
January 5, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Be assured that God feel your pain because he loves and cares for you. May you trust in God always and pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for you. He will hear your cry for help and give you comfort.
January 5, 2019
Harley Hatfield
January 5, 2019
God bless you and hold you always (( ))
Jane Dowling
January 5, 2019
Ann Stokman
January 5, 2019
God's Blessings
January 4, 2019
What a gift Tyler gave to us all, with his sweet soul and optimism. My sincere sympathy goes out to his family ...you are in my prayers.
Paul Lawson
January 4, 2019
A brave soul. May God be with you on your journey.
Sheila
January 4, 2019
May God give you strength and courage during this difficult time. God has wrapped his arms around Tyler, a very special young man! You are in our thoughts and prayers
January 4, 2019
What and inspiring young man. So happy he was able to see his team take down Ohio State and be a part of the celebration. Very sorry for the families loss but he will always be in your hearts.
Hill Family
January 4, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one, Tyler. My heart and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him at this difficult time of loss. 2 Corin.1:3&4
b c
January 4, 2019
My sincere condolences! May God's love and peace sustain everyone through this difficult time from Jeremiah 29:11.
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