Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures, and many others recently attended the funeral of Purdue University superfan and Tyler Trent cancer activist.
In a sanctuary of a church in Indianapolis filled with sports memorabilia collected by Trent, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb read a message from Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. Holcomb said that the state of Indiana and the United States were inspired by Trent’s courage and courage in the fight against bone cancer, a disease that claimed the young man’s life on January 1 at the age of 20.
Many speakers cited Trent’s deep faith. Purdue University soccer midfielder David Blough said he wanted to “tonight will all talk about Lord Giesu”.
Purdue football coach JeffBrohm also attended the event with many Purdue soccer team members in black suits.
Since its inception in 1869, Purdue University has been at the forefront of delivering innovative higher education, both inside and outside the classroom, giving students access to a number of effective teaching and learning methods. And the most modern to help them better prepare for careers in the real world.
So far, Perdue is currently the home of a total of 40,451 students representing more than 127 different countries. Among them are 30,043 undergraduate students and 10,408 graduate students, nearly 23% of the total are international students. Besides, the school also has an extensive alumni network with more than 450,000 people living and working around the world.
It is known that Trent was first diagnosed with rare bone cancer at the age of 15. He joined Purdue in the fall of 2017 while undergoing chemotherapy and gained national attention in 2018 by becoming captain of the Boilermakers football team.
Trent has become a social media star with a positive attitude and determination to live each day to the fullest. He earned his associate’s degree in computer information technology from Purdue.