Students of the Year Indianapolis

Joshua Bopp | Joshua Bopp's Campaign Team

Welcome to Joshua Bopp's SOY Fundraising Page!

Mar 12, 2019

I am honored to participate in the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to be raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student(s) of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.


I am running in this campaign for a couple of reasons. For starters, I was a part of a team last year and was inspired to join by having the chance to see the incredible accomplishments the campaign brings. In addition, I felt called to do more for my community and help cancer patients. The final and most important reason to me, is the opportunity to run in memory of Tyler Frenzel, a family friend who passed away in 2004.  Although I was unfortunately never able to meet Tyler, I was old enough to understand what happened and experience the mix of emotions with the rest of our community.  The memories of this tragedy has sparked passion in me to support people who are experiencing what Tyler went through.  With the generous help of Tyler's mom, I have added Tyler's heroic story...


Sick children often inspire others. Tyler Frenzel was no different. On December 20, 2002, when Tyler was 7 ½ years old, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. A treatment protocol began immediately – 7 months of intense chemotherapy, followed by three years of maintenance chemotherapy. The promising news was a 90% survival rate for patients with Tyler’s type of Leukemia.Tyler’s amazing acceptance of his plight set the tone for how his family would deal with his illness. Tyler’s motto became:


    Tyler lived this motto through the many procedures, medicines and side effects that no child should ever have to endure. Tyler initially responded well to treatment, achieving remission within the first month, and he even returned to the baseball diamond and soccer fields throughout his illness. 
    Thirteen months after the initial diagnosis, however, the cancer returned. Tyler endured more chemo, full body radiation, a bone marrow transplant, and many days in the hospital. A few weeks after surpassing the critical 100 days post-transplant mark, however, Tyler relapsed again. Tyler decided to try an experimental treatment, knowing that it may not save him, but it would provide valuable information to help save other children. After a month, Tyler’s condition did not improve and he died six weeks later on Dec. 11, 2004, after a courageous two-year battle. 
    Tyler had an incredible spirit of giving back to others. When people would donate money to him, Tyler would turn around and give it to an organization in need. One of those organizations was The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). This organization relies on donations to support patients and to fund research.
    Tyler had the wisdom to understand that it was not about him. Through your support of this campaign, together we can help to make Tyler’s dream come true – to eradicate Leukemia and blood cancers forever.



Through your generous support, together we can change the future of blood cancers and eradicate this horrible disease!  Help me honor Tyler's wishes and legacy through this campaign! Thank you so much for your consideration and your time!


Here is a link to show a real example of how your money is making a tremendous difference and saving lives!



We really are changing the face of blood cancer!


All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.


Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate.


On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!


For more information about LLS, please visit


Show Comments (1)



  • Aaron and Nichole Scholl

    Great job Josh and best of luck with your efforts! The Scholls PS #BoilerUp

  • Heffern

    Good Lick

  • Amira, Mark, Adam and Maya Holden

    Go Josh! Great cause!

  • Noll & Molly Campbell

    Great job Josh!

  • Bob and Diane Abdellah and Family

    Best of luck, Josh! Making our donation in memory of Tyler Frenzel and supporting your campaign. Proud of you!

  • Pitz Family

    Best of luck Josh! It's been a joy watching you grow up. This is a great cause! We have so many wonderful memories of Tyler.

  • Stanton Family

    Thank you, Josh, for your outstanding effort to raise research funding which will benefit so many. Trusting that someday this illness will be completely and 100% curable. Way to go!

  • Linda & Jeff Richards

    Great work Josh Bopp

  • Christy Hawkins

    We are so proud of you, Josh! Congratulations on being nominated and best of luck with your campaign!

  • Adam & Kirstyn Kallick

    Josh, congrats on you nomination. Best of luck with your fundraising campaign for a great cause. -Adam & Kirstyn Kallick

  • Kendra Fauth-Edwards

    Josh- thank you for taking on this challenge. Tyler made such an impact on our lives and we will continue to pay it forward, just like he showed us. #neverforget #payitforward #nevergiveup #8

  • Elijah Moffett

    Great work Josh!

  • Susan And Vince Corvari

    My brother George is a leukemia survivor

  • Jim and Becky O'Connor

    Beautiful story, beautiful inspiration! Thanks for the reminder of all the goodness in this world! No limits...that's one to live by! Fondly, The O'Connors

  • David and Patti Hurdle

    Great job Josh!

  • Doug and Sally Houck

    Congratulations and best of luck Josh! We’re very proud of you for taking this on and being so passionate about it!

  • Balcius Family

    Wishing you the best of luck in your fundraising! Sofia Balcius and Family

  • Matt and Lesa Bruns

    How wonderful Josh! We are so happy to support you and a mission near and dear to my heart as my mom is a 35 year Lymphoma survivor and when diagnosed given a very grim prognosis. Go get em!

  • Janet Baumgartner

    Josh, Thank you for your efforts and all that you are doing for LLS. We lost Tyler's (Baumgartner) cousin Chrissy from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. So in honor of your family's Tyler and our Chrissy. Thank you. The Baumgartner Family

  • John Kolodzej

    Josh ... thanks for all of your efforts for such a worthy cause and organization.

  • Karen Reist

    Thank you, Josh, for honoring those whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer. And thank you for including me in the effort; it's a privilege to support you. Karen Reist

  • Christine Moss

    So proud of all you are doing to make a difference!

  • John Stellmack

    Josh - very proud of you!

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