FRAZEE, Minn. -- A young cancer patient who wished to live long enough to see the restoration his beloved Pontiac Fiero has died.
18-year-old Tyler Shipman passed away Sunday evening, four months after his diagnosis with synovial sarcoma, an aggressive cancer that failed to respond to treatment.
A posting on his CaringBridge site Sunday night read, "Tyler lost his very brave and valiant fight with cancer and went home to be with his heavenly Father at approximately 7:45 tonight."
In October, Tyler's request for help on an internet Fiero forum prompted donations from around the world and the arrival of two dozen Fiero owners in Frazee for a marathon restoration of Tyler's 1986 Fiero GT.
Tags: Tyler Shipman, Pontiac Fiero, Fiero forum, Cancer, donations, restoration, dream fulfilled, RIP
Location: Frazee, Minnesota, United States (load item map)
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