Chehalis to celebrate ‘Tylie Tobin Day’ on Nov. 22

School district honoring girl battling rare form of cancer


On Nov. 22, the Chehalis School District will celebrate as Orin Smith Elementary student Tylie Tobin turns 11 years old.

On Sept. 8, doctors found a rare form of cancerous tumor on Tylie’s brain stem. To encourage her as she undergoes treatment, Tuesday night’s Chehalis School Board meeting is set to see a resolution making Nov. 22, Tylie’s birthday, “Tylie Tobin Day.”

Students and teachers throughout Chehalis Schools will be encouraged to wear pink in support of Tylie and her family. She has three sisters: 14-year-old twins Tanner and Taylor, and 12-year-old Tinsley.

From mid-September through late October, parents Fallon and Roger Tobin drove Tylie to and from Seattle Children’s Hospital for radiation treatment five times per week. 

On Nov. 20, she is set to have an MRI evaluation that will guide the next steps.

Tylie’s doctor at Seattle Children’s is one of just eight doctors in the world who specialize in this form of cancer, according to Fallon Tobin.

“We’re praying for a miracle for her,” Fallon Tobin previously told The Chronicle. “We know that God’s been with us every step of the way, so we’re really trusting him with everything.”

Donations to the family can be made at Umpqua Bank under the name “Tylie Tobin.” People are also encouraged to follow along the family’s journey at, where they share photos and updates about the cancer treatments and Tylie’s life.