To provide hope and joy to children diagnosed with cancer, while working tirelessly to raise awareness and funding for DIPG research.
To make the world a better place where children diagnosed with DIPG and other types of cancer are given hope for a future full of health and success, unencumbered by a cancer diagnosis. We do this by spreading Tyler's message of courage, optimism, and undying hope!
MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
The Tyler Hallsey Foundation
Tyler had a dream of making the world a better place. Seven months before he passed away, Tyler told his father that he when he was better he wanted help creating a foundation designed to make the lives of other people better. His father promised him that he would. Tyler is better now, so in fulfilling a promise made, Whatever It Takes: The Tyler Hallsey Foundation, was created to make his dream a reality.
Shortly after Tyler was diagnosed with DIPG he wrote a poem about himself at school called, Gentle But Strong. The final verse reads:
I understand why bad things have to happen sometimes.
I believe that everyone can be happy.
I dream that nobody harmed anybody.
I try to make the world a better place.
I hope I am making a difference.
I am gentle but strong.
Tyler made a difference during his short fifteen years with us, now we strive to make the world a better place by inspiring others, providing hope, and working tireless to find a cure for DIPG.
Path to Hope
We do this through our three pillar programs: Crush Cancer, Miles of Smiles, and Path to Hope. Each of these programs were inspired by Tyler's journey and the impact made on our lives by those that chose to walk the difficult path with us. Our programs are designed to pay forward the kindness we received. Click on the icons above to learn more.