Photo by Shawn Nowlin Some of the many friends and family members rooting for Jey.

(Published on March 16, 2017) Those who know Jey Tyree best describe the 34-year-old as outgoing, respectful and selfless. “My son has always been an outgoing individual,” Mark Tyree said. “He has the ability to brighten up any room that he walks in.” Kristan May, Jey’s girlfriend of four years, says that Jey won her over with his personality.

“I love how full of life he is; Jey is certainly adventurous and the type of person to try anything once,” she said. Kate Smith describes her friend Jey as, “a good man that has a huge heart.”

Last year, Jey found out that he had a rare form of Leukemia. He had been sick for weeks, and when things didn’t get any better, Kristan took him to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. It was there that he realized that he had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is…



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