Hospital Patient Raises Funds for Foundation
September 26, 2013
In 2011, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) patient Tyler Graves and his parents, Bill and Jeannette, organized a charity golf tournament to help give back to the organizations that helped him through a difficult time. One year earlier, Tyler had been diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children.
Tyler had surgery to remove the tumor, radiation, four rounds of chemotherapy, and four stem cell transplants at CHoR over the course of six months. Thanks to the physicians and staff at the hospital, support from his family, and his own perseverance, Tyler was able to successfully return to school, the baseball field, and daily life. To mark those achievements, the family planned the first Teamin' Up for Tyler Golf Tournament in September 2011.
This year's third annual tournament was held at the Gauntlet Golf Course in Fredericksburg on September 6. A portion of the proceeds, $1,500, was donated to Children's Hospital Foundation in recognition of the care Tyler received at CHoR.
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