Do an act of kindness today

1897691_10203365915651651_9053128536708870856_nProductivity is lagging here at Oak Cliff Advocate HQ the past few days. That’s because we’re grieving for the loss of our little buddy Roger Lytle.

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 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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By |2014-04-13T22:01:00-05:00April 14th, 2014|News, Nonprofits and Volunteers|7 Comments

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  1. […] Zac and Heather Lytle, who won the suit on behalf of their son, Roger, say it’s unlikely they will ever see any money from the suit. The daycare’s owner, Gina Moore, apparently doesn’t have any money, and she didn’t have insurance for her business. […]

  2. […] who volunteered at neighborhood events and helped make the community more bicycle-friendly, the Oak Cliff Advocate reported […]

  3. Elizabeth Cantu April 18, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    I’m terribly sorry for Zac and Heathers loss, my heart aches at the thought of their pain. Sending prayers. I have a toy drive organization and deliver new toys during the Christmas Holidays to children in Mexico and South Texas. We still have over 100 toys that came in after the holidays from people who donated them, they’re sitting here waiting for Christmas 2014. I would like to donate them to less privileged children in the Oak Cliff area. In honor of our little buddy Roger Lytle…

  4. Alice Zaccarello April 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    This is heartbreaking and has touched so many in our community, whether they know the Lytles or not. My heart aches for them.

  5. Allison Wheeler April 14, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    So devastating. Sending positive thoughts and prayers their way…

  6. Carol Toler
    Carol Toler April 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    UGH. brokenhearted…

  7. Meghan April 14, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    I’m so sorry for their loss. My heart is heavy for them. Much love, prayers and more sent their way!

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