CARMEL, Ind. - Tyler Trent touched hearts all over the world as he courageously battled cancer. Now, you can order his autobiography to help his goal of raising over $1,000,000 for cancer research.
"The Upset" showcases what being #TylerStrong is all about and will hopefully fulfill his legacy of adding many donations for cancer research.
A portion of every purchase will be donated to cancer research in Tyler Trent’s name and to help families facing cancer. It will also feature a limited edition bookmark with an autograph and special message from Tyler.
Tyler passed away surrounded by his family inside his Carmel home on Tuesday.
Here's the book's description:
"October 20, 2018 was just another normal Saturday in college football . . .or so it seemed. Amid all the matchups discussed on ESPN that day, it was a special video featuring the harrowing story of Tyler Trent—along with his bold, yet accurate prediction that Purdue would upset Ohio State—that captured the hearts of millions. The Upset chronicles so much more than just an inspiring battle against the seemingly impossible opponent of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. A brilliant young statistician and sportswriter, Tyler faces his own mortality, and his life reflects the remarkable eternal upset only experienced in faith, family, and authentic community.
John Driver co-wrote the book and there's a foreword by ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt, who had him on Sportscenter.
Click here to pre-order book. It will ship out in March.
In addition to "The Upset," Tyler partnered with Riley Hospital for Children last month to create the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. Funds will cover genetic testing for families and aid in research to continue to search for a cure.
Tyler received all of his treatment at Riley Hospital for Children and donated his tumor to the Wells Center for Pediatric Research.
Those close to Tyler say more than anything he wanted to leave behind something bigger than himself. A legacy that would help those like him overcome their disease. Tyler’s family and loved ones say he relied heavily on his faith to guide him and mission of raising awareness.
“This is the way Tyler approached life. He said even though I’m wasting out in my body, inwardly I’m being renewed and even though my problems are horrible, I’m achieving something throughout all of eternity,” Pastor Joe Wittmer of College Park Church said.
Wittmer added that Tyler’s parents also share his devout faith, and are using that faith to help guide them through this tough time.
“ They’re heart broken. They’re sad, but their confident in holding onto a hope that they know goes beyond here” he said.
The Trent family released the following statement Wednesday:
“The Trent family would like to thank the community, local and beyond, for your amazing support over the past four-plus years while Tyler fought bone cancer and then passed from this earth. We have been beyond blessed by the outpouring of love, encouragement, support and prayers. It has truly carried us through this most difficult journey and we have also been humbled and comforted as others have celebrated and rejoiced with us in the exciting, memorable times as well. Tyler’s loss is going to leave a large hole in our family, but God is faithful. We would greatly appreciated your continued prayers as we grieve and carry on Tyler’s legacy. One thing we are confident Tyler would want us to share and ask you to not forget about — what was central to how he lived his life, especially the past few years — is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18,… ‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus our Lord,” he equally believed Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
IndyStar Sports columnist Gregg Doyel, who spent a lot of time with Trent over the past year says Tyler was thrilled with the attention his cause received over the past year. Doyel said Trent believed that every story, picture, or post on social media shared about him meant that others like him would also reap the benefits of increased awareness and funds raised.
“He wanted to know that he was going to leave behind something bigger than himself … He was fighting for those kids too. They were with him on this journey too,”Doyel said
Like the millions who were inspired by Trent, Doyel said he often left Tyler’s home feeling inspired. Inspiration that he says he will carry for the rest of his life.
“I’m going to miss knowing that i walked out of his house feeling better than I did walking in. Because if he can do what he’s doing them shame on me if I can’t do what I’m doing,” Doyel said.