By Skylar Feldman
In the past he focused on grades, his passion for photography, love for science and playing volleyball, but a year ago, this all changed. Now this year’s Homecoming King, senior Michael Tatalovich, focuses on his battle with cancer, and he is emerging victorious.
Tatalovich was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, in May of 2013. From chemotherapy to blood transfusions to multiple surgeries, this fight has created a serious financial burden for the family.
Something needed to be done to help. That’s why Gene and Lori Garlick, the parents of Brooke Garlick, senior, who have known the Tatalovich family for many years, along with Michael’s former volleyball teammates decided to sponsor “Go Fund Me,” a fundraising event in honor and support of Michael.
“When Michael became cancer free, Mrs. Tatalovich informed us that they were in financial trouble because of the cost of treatments, so we thought that we should have a fundraiser to help Michael and his family,” said Garlick.
The goal is to raise money for Michael’s family to cover medical expenses. By attending the volleyball game, the Coronado community will assist in easing the financial burden that the Tatalovich family has endured.
“Go Fund Me” will be held on May 5 at 6:00 p.m during the men’s volleyball game against Basic. Admission for students is $1.00. Donations can also be made at http://www.gofundme.com/7n4u9k.