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UPDATE: Funeral arrangements released for Tristin Greer

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UPDATE: Funeral arrangements have been announced for Tristin Greer.   

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd, at UTC's Patten Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1st at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Tristin's honor to Emily's Power for a Cure or Lana's Love Foundation, so that those organizations can continue to enrich the lives of so many. 

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.  


UPDATE: Tristin Greer, the son of a local firefighter and Ironman, has died.

Tristin was a freshman at UTC, and a CSAS alum, he had been battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma for more than four years.  

Channel 3 was first introduced to Tristin when he was just 14-years old, then two years later we followed up with The Greers.  

Tristin's father, Jason competed in the Ironman competition to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Tristin was the first person to meet him at the finish line. He was 18 years old.


PREVIOUS STORY: According to the Chattanooga Fire Department's Facebook page, Jason Greer's son, Tristin passed away Friday evening. 

Jason Greer, a Chattanooga firefighter, participated in the Ironman in 2014 to honor his son, Tristin, who had been battling stage 4 neuroblastoma.


PREVIOUS STORY: We're continuing to follow Ironman- Chattanooga firefighter Jason Greer and his efforts to fight childhood cancers.

Greer is raising money again this year for Emily's "Power for a Cure" and will be competing in the Ironman competition for a second time.

This Saturday, his colleagues at the Chattanooga Fire Department are hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser.

It's at fire station 1 on Main Street from 8 am until 1 pm.

The community is coming together as the Greer family battles another difficult cancer diagnosis for Tristin.

Jason Greer, Chattanooga firefighter: "Tristin got diagnosed with a secondary cancer about a month ago. So it's AML Leukemia so we're kind of having to put the neuroblastoma on the back burner to treat that first."

Linda Hisey, Blood Assurance, "We know that Tristin uses a lot of blood and blood product. It's a great opportunity for us to help everybody else to help Tristin.

Blood Assurance will be there hosting a blood drive and sign up for the bone marrow registry.

Tristin will need a bone marrow transplant in a few months to help battle the newly diagnosed leukemia.

All proceeds will go toward the Greer family, along with all donations to the Chattanooga Firefighter Relief Fund throughout the month of April.

 

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