Team Tatum Tournament Benefits Survivor

Proceeds Went to Angel Gaytan's Family for Medical Bills

PERRYTON - The Team Tatum Tournament gathers basketball fans together for a good cause. 

The tournament is in honor of the late Tatum Schulte who passed away of osteosarcoma in October. 

The proceeds from this year's tournament go to benefit Angel Gaytan, a recent cancer survivor. 

"Last year, my son participated in the Team Tatum Tournament and I never thought we would be in that position, Misti Gaytan, Angel's mother said. "You know coming in the next year and being in this tournament for my son to help our family in her memory, to raise money to help pay for our medical bills. Because they're still coming in."

The fight began when Misti found a lump on Angel's neck and he was having difficulty swallowing. She took him to the doctor and three tumors were found in his neck.

"Angel has been super tough," Misti said. "He's been strong, he's had his ups and his downs. But he has been amazing. 

Angel was included in the tournament and handed out medals to the winning team. 

"I'm happy all these teams are doing this for me," Angel said.

Angel's last chemo treatment was Jan 4. Everything is going well so far, His hair is growing back. They want clear scans when they go for a checkup in April. 

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