MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Support, prayers and cash are all rolling in for a Mid-South teen battling cancer. Trey Erwin, a football player at Collierville High School, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Doctors say he has less than a year to live. Now support for Erwin is hitting the airwaves.
In a thirteen hour campaign, Memphis radio show host on 101.9FM, Dino Conrad, says to show support for Trey Erwin the station gladly undertook a name change.
"All day, going 13 hours for number 13, that's 101.9 Radio Trey and the Trey Erwin family," he announced on the airwaves.
Conrad told abc24.com, "We just wanted to do something; I have two little kids and if my kids were in a situation like this I would want people to care and to do something."
15-year-old Trey Erwin is undergoing treatment at St. Jude for stage four pancreatic cancer. Thousands are cheering him on through social media and over the airwaves.
"You know Ryan Secrest was on the air, Coach Pastner was on the air… obviously he has a lot of support from people he never met before," said Conrad.
Radio station Q107.5 collected donations for the Erwin family as part of its 13 Days of Trey
Q107.5's Joe Mack said, "Anything we can do as far as donating money, concert tickets, anything that he wants, to kind of make it go by easier with the treatments and everything we plan on doing."
It all began with prayer requests on twitter with the hashtag #PrayForTrey. Now there's the Pray for Trey Challenge, which aims to raise half a million dollars in one week.
Donations can be made at any Bank of America.
As for Trey, he seems to be taking it all in stride, referencing a passage from the New Testament on his twitter account
: Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort. -James 1:2