Editorial: Spirit of teens inspires families to reach out


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

 


Two local families have channeled their grief over a lost child into continuing charitable efforts that yield significant results.

Tyler Genneken died of leukemia at age 14 in 2009. Megan Williams was killed in a car accident in 2005 while shopping for toys for needy children. In both cases, family members have turned that sadness into community-enriching projects that have grown every year.

Tyler played football for Center Grove Middle School Central. After he died, his family organized a football tournament in the teen’s honor. The annual tournament, which brings in teams from around the Midwest, raises money and awareness for cancer research that can save children’s lives.

This story appears in the print edition of Daily Journal. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

comments powered by Disqus

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.