Tyler Ralstin Raises Nearly $3,000 for Make-A-Wish

Ralston in sand w/Wish Kid verbiage

Fortville Elementary student Tyler Ralstin lives the motto of giving back to others. As a child who battled a very difficult journey of conquering Leukemia and also a recipient of a Make-a-Wish, Tyler has taken the initiative to raise funds to be able to fund another child’s Make-a-Wish. 

Tying the fundraising campaign into Tyler’s eleventh birthday on March 11, his golden birthday will have extra meaning. Tyler set out to raise $1,111 by his birthday for another child’s Make-a-Wish, and within a week he has raised over $2,800 through his http://site.wish.org/goto/FightLikeTy fundraising webpage. His fundraising goal has been increased as his platform continues to influence others’ generosity.

Tyler shared with his family, “I’m not going to get a Make-a-Wish without giving something back.” Tyler’s family recently went to Oahu, Hawaii for his Make-a-Wish experience, which fueled his fundraising goal. Tyler w/Make-A-Wish Kid sign

The Mt. Vernon High School Basketball Game on Friday, February 21 will feature Tyler talking to the crowd about his fundraising goal, followed by a collection for Make-a-Wish. 

Tyler was the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Boy of the Year, and has been selected as the “Honored Hero for Student of the Year.”

The saying “eleven, eleven, make a wish” will hold special meaning for Tyler as he turns eleven on March 11. Tyler’s wish for the Make-a-Wish organization has already come true!

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