About Stand Up For Their Lives

Sawyer the Fierce was an eight-year-old second-grader at Westlake Academy when he passed away from medulloblastoma (brain cancer) peacefully on the evening of December 12, 2016.

Although Sawyer was diagnosed in 2015 with Medulloblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, he put up an amazing fight. He never complained, but with the innocence of a child he simply asked: “why do I have to have brain cancer, I’m just a kid?”

A wise, witty and amazing little boy, Sawyer was obsessed with science and how things worked. His dream was to be a scientist and a philanthropist when he grew up. Sawyer was a fierce wrestler, nerf gun aficionado, and master Lego builder. No matter what Sawyer was going through, he put up one heck of fight until he finally realized his next wrestling match would be in heaven.

This is how we’ll always remember him