Auction Raises Money for Team Tyler

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HAPPY KIDDO: Tyler shows his grin while receiving one of his treatments in Salt Lake City. “I like this picture, he’s so happy in it” Ludwig exclaimed.

Kamryn Jenkins, staff writer

On Friday, November 5th, members of the community gathered at the fair grounds in an effort to raise money to help 10 month old Tyler Perry.

Tyler was diagnosed with leukemia in early October. His family will become very familiar with Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Tyler will spend three weeks there each month while receiving his chemotherapy treatments over the course of the next three years.

Many different were auctioned on the night of the 5th to raise money for the Perry’s upcoming expenses. The live auction started at 7:30 pm when they auctioned off big ticket items like a helicopter ride, gun packages, and a Traeger grill. They also had a raffle for other items such as photography shoots and car detailing.

Both of Tyler’s parents were graduates of SVHS, dad Nathen Perry in 2011 and mom McKendra Ludwig in  2015. McKendra participated in the Brave Cadette program during her time here.

Senior Emily Ludwig is Tyler’s aunt and Mckendra’s sister.  “We raised a lot more money than any of us ever expected,” said Ludwig. “Our family is so thankful for everyone that came out to support our family. We can’t thank you enough!” said Ludwig.