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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tyler Trent‘s legacy and dream to raise money and awareness for cancer research lives on in 2018 Purdue graduate Patrick O’Donnell.

O’Donnell is currently an athletic trainer for the University of Central Florida in Orlando after getting his masters degree from UCF in 2020. In January of 2020, O’Donnell competed in his first marathon at nearby Walt Disney World, in an effort to both cross of an item on his bucket list, while more importantly, raising money for the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Foundation in honor of Tyler.

O’Donnell decided it was such a crazy, fun idea, he has decided to do it again next month!

On the latest episode of Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue, FOX59’s Adam Bartels talks with O’Donnell about next month’s marathon, why Tyler’s legacy is important to carry on, and more!

To donate to support O’Donnell’s efforts for the Tyler Trent Endowment, go here!

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