Friends of a former English teacher in Korea now battling cancer in the U.S. are asking people to buy a T-shirt that he helped to design.
The shirt designed by Tyler Schroeder is now being sold online to help support his medical fees. For every $20.99 T-shirt sold, $6 will go toward his ongoing medical expenses and his family’s transport costs.
The 26-year-old is currently in a hospital in Minnesota after being moved to the U.S. from South Korea, where he was first diagnosed and operated upon to remove a tumor on his back.
T-shirts being sold for cancer patient Tyler Schroeder. (The Tyler Fund)
Schroeder, originally from the state of Iowa, was teaching English in Yeosu when he first sought medical help complaining of a backache. He flew back to the U.S. on May 29 and is now receiving chemo and radiation therapy, as well as rehab.
In a recently filmed message posted on his fund-raising site, Tyler said: “It has been a long journey but the journey has been made doable by all the compassion and sincerity people have shown me. Every day I wake up to tens and hundreds of messages and emails. It has been amazing; I can’t even put into words what these efforts have done for me. I don’t know what I did to deserve this but you are really making this fight worth fighting.”
The Tyler Fund on donation website Indiegogo has already raised $13,530.
The T-shirts, which read “Love: pass it on. The Tyler Fund,” will be on sale until July 9.
For more information go to: www.indiegogo.com/thetylerfund.