The young life of
Tyler Khaleb Sassman
who on January 31, 2017, was called home after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Our tribute to Tyler – or Ty, Mr T, Sassy T, Ty Ty, as his friends fondly called him – will see the launch of the Tyler Sassman Foundation to provide much-needed support and assistance to children and young people with cancer, and to their families.
More about Tyler
In the words of his mother, he was a kind, gentle child with a big heart and a warm personality. He was a peace-keeper and also the joker, the funny guy in the family, as well as among his friends. In many ways, he was his father’s keeper and always knew when his father was not feeling well and needed attention. The courage with which he fought his own illness made him his dad’s hero and his father always told him that.
Tyler grew up in a devout Christian home. He loved the Lord, his family and his greatest passion, soccer. Although he was a typical teenager in so many ways, he was always a child so disciplined and respectful. He was truly a blessing to his family, to his church community, his friends, team mates and everyone who met and knew him and his memory lives on in all of our hearts.