What Moves a Franciscan College’s Athletes to Action

Paul Keggington

February 07, 2014

How do young people gain a deeper appreciation for Franciscan values of community and compassion? Five Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity-sponsored Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc, WI students served as pallbearers at the funeral of Tyler Doohan. This was an exercise of the heart.

Tyler DoohanTyler, an 8 year old from Rochester, NY,  tragically lost his life while trying to rescue his grandfather and disabled uncle from a burning home.  Firefighters said that the brave young man rescued six people including two children before going back into the burning structure to try and save his grandfather and uncle.

Click here to read more about this experience that touched basketball coach Phil Buderic and a team of empathetic students.


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