Tyler was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on July 4th 2006, and after a 40 month battle with the cancer he died in the arms of his parents at the tender age of 14.
Tyler dedicated his time here on earth to helping others, and through his actions he motivated people of all ages and walks of life to help kids like him.
By the time of his death on November 4th of 2009, Tyler’s story and his request that others help him fight cancer resulted in hundreds of units of blood being donated ad more than 2,000 people joing Be The Match – the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
About The Foundation
This site is dedicated to Tyler Blaine Genneken and the children like him that have or are udergoing treatment for cancer.
The Tyler Genneken Foundation was established to continue the legacy a 14 year old young boy started. When facing his own mortality Tyler thought of others, and asked friends and family to help him by adding 500 names to the National Bone Marrow Registry (“Be the Match”).
Shortly before he died, Tyler was told how successful the drives held in his honor were. Always humble and unassuming, Tyler simply whispered, “Cool, I hope even more join”.
The primary goals of the Tyler Genneken Foundation are to have 10,000 names added to the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry and to raise awareness about pediatric cancer – particularly leukemia.
We hope you will help us in any way you can.
Thank You – the Staff of the Tyler Genneken Foundation