As Vice- Chairman of West Ham United Football Club, I am very proud that Dylan wore our famous Claret and Blue. My board and I cherish the longstanding relationship with his wonderful family and namesake charity, DT38. DT38 is a principal charity of West Ham United Football Club and we will continue to support DT38 in proving testicular cancer awareness through education and opportunities.
I am honoured to be a Patron of the DT38 Foundation. As captain of the Australian National Team, I have been able to work with my teammates to help spread the DT38 message. We have done this through wearing the DT38 shirts during warm ups at tournaments, creating awareness campaigns for social media, meeting and signing autographs for children selected by DT38 at training sessions, school visits and launching DT38’s first children book and teaching programme.
I was honoured to coach Dylan. From the very first training session it was obvious that Dylan had talent and an attitude for graft and hard work. Through his countless treatments he showed remarkable spirit and determination. The courage of this boy will live with me forever and he will continue to inspire lives through DT38.
I became involved with DT38 as a result of a school visit they did with the Socceroos. My son came home and informed me that you can get testicular cancer and that we should be aware of certain signs and symptoms. I laughed at how much interest in the subject he took as a result of having it delivered to him by the Socceroos. As a result of this discussion with my son and meeting those involved with DT38 my company Ultrasound services are proud to offer free screenings for men aged 15-45 twice a year in conjunction with DT38.
I have been lucky enough to visit various primary schools around Perth and help DT38 not only raise awareness for testicular cancer, but also to be apart of the numerous activities which helps children overcome obstacles in their lives.
I was honoured to be asked to be apart of the DT38 foundation because I could really relate to Dylan’s story. I hope personally that I am able to get the message out to as many people as possible and help to save someone else’s life by helping them be more aware of their body.
I have been involved with DT38 for some time and had the pleasure of coaching Dylan back in 2003. His infectious smile and energy left a lasting impression on me. We speak about Dylan on a regular basis at our coaching sessions and are proud to be associated with the foundation. Pro Football Training have partnered with DT38 to run 4v4 Futsal Tournaments which have engaged over 3000 families. The 7000 families that are in the PFT and MLFC Family receive regular updates about the DT38 events. We are very proud to partner with DT38 and look forward to engaging and educating the children we coach in schools, clubs and our development programs for many years to come.
Natasha and the team were excellent ambassadors for the DT38 Foundation. Their educational programs encompassed determination, resilience and goal setting. This program was a brilliant addition to the Health and English learning areas. The students were engaged and excited every time the DT38 Foundation came to our school. Having sporting role models come out to talk to the students was a learning experience that the students will not forgot. I would have no hesitation in recommending the DT38 Foundations to other schools.