Tyler Slak: I Remember…

Remembering Tyler

I Remember...

Tyler Slak was a swimmer. Not just a swimmer, but an award winning swimmer. And Tyler was so much more. A son, a brother, a grandson, a friend, a student, a graduate, a leader…

Comment (below) to share stories and treasured memories of Tyler. He lives on in our hearts forever.

Tyler M. Slak

Tyler M. Slak, of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (July 11, 1987 - February 11, 2010)

Tyler Slak: SlakStrong

Tyler Slak was many things; quitter was not one of them. Tyler never gave up as he battled stomach cancer, and neither will we. We honor and we remember Tyler as we continue to fight against stomach cancer, the silent and deadly disease that, tragically, took the life of this wonderful young man.

6 Responses to Tyler Slak: I Remember…

  1. Denise says:

    My husband was diagnoised on August 26, 2011. He is taking chemo with the hope of healing. I need this tornado to stop spinning. It is very difficult for me right now trying to live an face the unknown. God bless you all for sharing. May Tyler’s spirit continue to live on.

  2. Paula says:

    My Mother Dorothy was diagnosed on Nov. 19th, 2009. It was the worst day of my life
    until the day she died, june 13, 2011. She was 82, and full of life and love until the day she passed. She had chemo for 1 1/2 yrs, she had a 25 day course of radiation and never, NEVER complained once. She had exploratory surgery to see if she could have had her stomach taken out, but the cancer was all surrounding not only
    her stomach but all the other close organs. Again, she never complained or fussed. This is an insidious disease. Very hard to grasp, even for me, and I am a registered nurse. These people who have to face this awful disease are real heros. We need to find a cure, like with all sinister diseases.

  3. Maria Wilson says:

    We were lucky, my husband was diagnosed in July of 2009 and just passed away May 30th. This is a silent and deadly disease and we all need to do more to make more people aware.

  4. karen says:

    I never had the good fortune of knowing Tyler. What I do know of him I’ve learned through his Mom. Not only did he earn awards for his swimming, but did you know he’s a holder of a Guiness World Record as a participant in the largest parade of Subaru cars? And it was a benefit for a couple of charities too. Such a good heart, and what fun! I wish I had known Tyler.

  5. Heidi Wilson says:

    My father passed on Jan 20, 2011 of Stomach Cancer he was diagnosed on Set 15, 2010. We knew what the outsome would be we just never thought it would be so quick. We have got to get awareness out there of this deadly disease. No family should have to see there love ones go through what my father went through.

    • Julie says:

      I watched my mother and aunt die of stomach cancer. I had my stomach removed due to the genetic predisposition to this deadly, horrible disease. I didn’t know Tyler, but in his short life, he shone brightly on this earth. I am sorry he had to go through such a horrible disease and sad for his family members too.

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