TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) – A family in the Poconos is doing their best to deal with a tragic situation.
15-year-old Schyler Herman lost her battle with cancer just a few months ago.
Sunday, her loved ones held a celebration of her life.
It’s a party for a girl who put a smile on everybody’s face.
That’s why those who spent the afternoon at Kalahari resorts, made sure to keep her memory alive..filling the room with laughter and cheer.
“Today we’re here to celebrate the amazing gal she was,” said Schyler’s mom, Sherrie Herman.
“I know Schyler would’ve really liked this because she hated when people cried over her. She didn’t want people to think and feel sorry for her because she was such a fun person in general,” said Schyler’s friend, Alexandra Bush.
15 year old Schyler Herman was diagnosed with Leukemia back in October of 2017.
After a year of receiving aggressive chemotherapy treatments, unfortunately, she lost the battle this past Halloween.
“A nightmare..that we never woke up from. 13-month battle and all she wanted was to live and find a cure and we tried. She fought hard and never gave up,” said Sherrie Herman.
Although the journey has been tough, Schyler’s family and friends say there’s no more time for tears.
Instead..they’re using her “Celebration of Life” to reminisce on all of the good times everyone shared with her.
“We’re having everybody decorate the tree bring in pictures of hopefully themselves with Schyler,” said Schyler’s dad, Mike Herman.
“We went to Poconos mountain and we went snow tubing,” said Schyler’s friend, Gianna Munmann.
“Hotel rooms were so fun. Me JB and Schyler were like really really close. We had this bond that like no one on the team could compare to,” said Schyler’s friend, Danielle Roecchio.
Loved ones tell Eyewitness news Schyler adored music, the dance floor and above all..playing soccer.
“I played defense and I could always count on her to back us up when we messed up and it was just so great to have her there,” said Teammate, Dylan Fay.
Teammates say if she were still here, there’s no doubt she would’ve played at a big university.
“She was always saving us. She was the best goalie. Loved her so much,” said Teammate, Shauna O’brien.
Although Schyler is no longer here..her colorful personality will live on forever.