Leyton community raises over $5,000 for Warrior senior battling cancer
DALTON - On a night he's supposed to be enjoying Parent's Night during his final Leyton football game, senior Tyler Bayne was receiving treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Children's Hospital in Denver.
He's already received bone marrow treatments, chemo, a spinal tap, and had a port put in.
ALL, the most common in children, is a blood cancer that spreads through the bone marrow and occurs when a bone marrow cell error occurs in the DNA.
Efforts to raise money are underway to help support his family - cousin Tyler, brother Tyson, and his mom, Stephanie - with medical, transportation, and other expenses.
The Warriors hosted a bake sale at the concession stand in Dalton during Leyton's last game of the season on Friday vs. Hyannis. The effort raised $1,273.
The school also did a "Dollars for Tyler" fundraiser at halftime. While Tyler's favorite song played over the loud speakers, the Leyton student section - The Warrior Zone - went through the stands and filled buckets with $4,554.65 before the song ended.
100% of the donations - $5,827.65 - will go to the Bayne family.
Leyton dropped their fifth-straight game to finish the season with a 3-5 record. Hyannis defeated the Warriors, 20-8.