Bill Taylor (Photo submitted)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate is rallying behind one of its students after he was diagnosed with leukemia this fall.
Eleven-year-old Kobe Lowe attended the school for a few months before receiving his diagnosis at the end of September 2013. Since then, Kobe has been at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, undergoing aggressive treatment.
Students and parents at Bill Taylor’s School knew they wanted to do something to support their fellow aspiring martial artist, so they started selling T-shirts and accepting donations for Kobe’s family.
Kobe’s parents just welcomed a baby boy this month while fighting daily alongside their eldest son as he fights this disease.
Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate Office Manager Mary Kay Chisum recalls Kobe as a bright, kind student.
“If you could just see his little face, always excited to learn,” Chisum says. “In the short period of time I got to know him, he was just the most loving, caring, sweet little boy. We want to do whatever we can to help his family.”
Community members who want to help the family can visit Bill Taylor’s Broad Street Dojo at 1820 N.W. Broad St. to purchase a T-shirt for $20. 100% of the proceeds will go toward Kobe’s family. Donations are also accepted.
For more information, call 615-893-6003, or visit the Kobe’s Reinforcements group on Facebook.