We are thrilled to be supporting the Sean Karl Foundation, a local nonprofit established to honor and remember Sean Karl by helping children who are fighting Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer affecting 200 children and young adults each year. Their goal is to fund promising Ewing Sarcoma research and find a cure to this brutal pediatric disease and raise awareness about the insufficient funding for pediatric cancer research.
Sean Karl’s story is one of hope, courage, faith and new life. Sean grew up in Brentwood and quickly became a standout junior tennis player, ranking No. 1 in the country at age 16 and winning three consecutive Tennessee Class AAA state singles titles for Ravenwood High School. Just months before he was to join the University of Tennessee Men’s Tennis Team, Sean (age 18) was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. After battling the disease for 10 months, Sean was declared cancer free and achieved his dream of playing for the University of Tennessee. A few months later, the devastating news came that the disease had returned. Sean passed away on November 16, 2014 at age 20, but his legacy will live on forever.