Ty Lewis was a husband, father of two and mentor to many. He grew up the grandson of fighter pilot, son of a father who also served his country and later national defense. Ty grew up under the shadows of strong disciplined men, but also a compassionate mother and loving sister. He took their love and discipline, added his own strength, competitive spirit, and passion for winning to later instill in a group of young warriors he appropriately named Knights FC. Leading the charge of his football club at every game, in sickness or health, he taught his young students to never give up and to push ahead. His drive, determination, and leadership took Ty’s beloved Knights to their 2nd Virginia State Championship, all while battling stage 4 colon cancer. Ty helped to create the Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation. He knew firsthand the struggles individuals and families encounter in the fight against cancer. He wanted to help ease the burden and stress of others so they could focus on their treatment.
Tribute to Ty Lewis, his fight, his dedication & his mission. NBC Washington (Hakeem Dermish, 2011)
NBC Washington sent Hakem Dermish, now with ESPN, to report on his determination “to never give up”. Here is the tribute they aired when we lost him. His warrior spirit lives on through his Knights, his love through his family, and his mission in all those who support the Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation and those still fighting. Keep fighting!
Our goal at The Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation (TLCF) is to raise funds to benefit families struggling with diagnosis and treatment. At TLCF we offer direct support to individuals and their families for household items, ease the burden of co-pays, financial support, education on awareness, diagnoses and recovery, or simply pay for a child’s summer camp or dinner for mom and dad to offer a sense of normality during uncommon times. The Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation’s focus is helping to never have to make a decision between paying the mortgage and receiving care.
Offering a sense of normality during uncommon times, allowing one to fight with Honor, Strength, and Courage.