My Facebook has been flooded lately, but not with the usual buzzfeed quizzes or mind numbing videos of people or pets doing random things. For the past few days my account has been packed by loving Missoulians who are coming together to support one of their own.

A brave young man, Tyler Hennes has been battling cancer for the past four years is nearing the end of his fight. At just 18 years of age he has lived through and survived what most people never have to face.

Tyler has a few more things he would like to accomplish with the time he has left. Two of which are skydiving and having a DJ’d party. Our very own Aaron Traylor is doing what he can to help fulfill one of these wishes. Can the rest of us help Tyler fulfill everything on his list?

I know Missoula and what a loving and caring community it is. Will you, Missoula, join me in helping to support Tyler and his family?

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.