Beatrice High School
This past month I had the honor of speaking at Beatrice High School. They had their annual athletic department banquet, and I was thrilled to be there. I stuck around afterwards to chat with several faculty and students, and really enjoyed meeting all of them. Several parents stuck around afterward and thanked me endlessly for the […]
Kyler Erickson, ‘Most Courageous Award’
A few weeks ago, I found out that I was nominated for the ‘Most Courageous Award’ presented by the United States Basketball Writer’s Association (USBWA). I thought that this blog post may help get my feelings out to all of you. First off, it has been an incredibly fun few years playing basketball. The coolest part […]
Humanex YLS Conference
In June, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Humanex Youth Leadership Summit Conference. This was by far one of my favorite speakings events that I’ve ever done. The kids were passionate, and super engaged to what I had to say. Afterwards, I was flooded with students who came up and thanked me. […]
Associated Press Article
Attached is the link from an Associated Press article, picked up by the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, and Yahoo Sports. I’ve always said that my goal in life is to change the world. This is a big step towards that. http://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/ptsd-past-neb-omaha-player-advocates-mental-wellness Enjoy, and let me know what you think! All my love.
Omaha Sports Academy
At the end of January, I had the pleasure of speaking to a few hundred people at the Omaha Sports Academy. These kids were energized, excited, and all-ears for my brief message. I spoke to them about hard work, hope, and seeking help should they ever find themselves in a situation regarding mental health. I […]
St. Patricks Catholic School
What a blast! Yesterday I had the privilege of going to Saint Patricks Catholic School, and speaking to their middle school kids. The main goal of telling my story, is to impact and help other people with theirs. I want to look back on my life and be fulfilled, knowing that I did my absolute […]
A Lesson From Toy Cars
Whats up! I hope the start of summer is treating you well, and that you will go out and do something extraordinary over these next few months. Just a few days ago I spent the whole day with my little nephew. I never thought that I could love a kid so much! He lives his […]
My message to you all.
A couple Sundays ago, I had the privilege of speaking to Faith Westwood Church in Omaha. This was a church that I grew up near, even attending middle school right next door to it. A beautiful, all-loving church in which I had never entered prior to the Sunday when I spoke. This was my first […]
High school shooting survivor shares his story
Omaha, NE- Kyler Erickson laughs and jokes while making dinner with his roommates. All Millard South High School graduates. It’s these small things that now make such a difference in his life. “If I could use my story and my pain to make a difference and my pain to make a difference in somebody else […]
My Life-Changing Trip to Mexico.
This past summer, I traveled to Ensenada, Mexico in order to serve and work with kids in an orphanage. Before the trip, I took everything that I had for granted: My family, friends, and all of my possessions. Throughout the week we played all sorts of sports, made numerous arts and crafts, prayed, sang, and […]