Roger died after he stopped breathing during a nap at daycare April 9. He was not quite 8 months old.
Roger’s parents, Zac and Heather Lytle, are fixtures in the north Oak Cliff community. They helped found Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. They’ve volunteered at many Better Blocks and countless other events in our neighborhood. Roger’s dad, Zac, is the guy who started the dumpster pool trend in Oak Cliff. Roger’s mom, Heather, is an OBGYN resident at Parkland and one of the kindest hearts I’ve ever encountered.
If you’ve hung around our neighborhood lately, you probably have seen baby Roger riding around on Zac’s cargo bike or maybe you even got to hold him or make a funny face at his smiling blue eyes.
Our hearts are broken, and the Lytles have been overwhelmed with gifts of food and cash. Being the altruistic people they are, Zac and Heather have asked that this be a day of kindness in memory of baby Roger.
So, even if you don’t know the Lytles, do a good deed today or perform some act of kindness in honor of Roger Lytle today. If you’d like, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let Zac and Heather know what you did. They will read the messages to cheer themselves up when they are blue.
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