"The 20 Month Legend", A Father's Memoir

Hayestough Foundation

(KUTV) Salt Lake City - In the Summer of 2014 Steve Tate, author of "The 20 Month Legend," found out he would soon be the father to triplets. Less than two years later Steve's youngest son Hayes was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. Steve and Savanna Tate sat down with Kari today on Fresh Living to talk about the Hayestough Foundation and how writing "The 20 Month Legend," helped them to find hope and love in a time of tragedy.

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About Steve Tate:

Steve Tate grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah were he attended the University of Utah. He married his High School sweetheart, Savanna Thompson at the young age of 21. He studied Economics while he played football as Safety from 2004-2007. He was an All-Conference player and captain of the team his senior year. He took pride in leading the team in tackles two years in a row. Steve had his first child, Bo, while he was a Sophomore. After college, Steve continued growing his family and started a career in the Medical Device Industry where he was a top sales performer for several years. In 2014, after many successful years as a top sales rep, Steve decided to switch career paths and join his Father’s Financial Advising Practice. In the Summer of 2014, Steve found out he was having Triplets to join his current family that already consisted of 3 children, Bo, Mia and Wes. The babies, Reese, Heath and Hayes, were born in March of 2015. He assumed his regular work duties as a Partner in his Financial Advising Firm, while trying to maintain a balance at home with his 6 kids. In January 2016, Steve’s life was changed forever when his youngest son, Hayes, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. His role as a Father developed into a nurturer and caregiver for all 6 kids, including 140 nights at the Hospital caring for Hayes. After losing his son, Hayes, from his year long battle with cancer, Steve felt inspired by the events that had transpired and decided to write a book, “Twenty-Month Legend”. This was Steve’s first memoir. He continues to be a huge childhood cancer advocate through his HayesTough Foundation, where they focus on helping families battling cancer and raising funds for research. His wife and 5 kids continue to live in Salt Lake City, Utah and strive to keep Hayes’ legacy alive, through their Hayestough Foundation and charitable work. They remain actively engaged on Social Media in hopes of providing support, hope and inspiration to people in dealing with life altering challenges.