INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Butler Bulldog basketball forward Erik Fromm is opening up about one of the worst days of his life: the day his father, Leonard passed away after battling multiple myeloma.
But he also is spreading the message that staying positive has helped him stay focused on basketball and school.
Fromm spoke to close to a hundred students in the Reilly Room of Atherton Union.
His father died Feb. 2of this year at the Simon Cancer Center at IU Hospital. Leonard Fromm was diagnosed with blood cancer in July of 2012.
Erik was joined by his team mates, Roosevelt Jones and Kyle Marshall. Rotnei Clarke emceed the event.
The team has been touched by another students' battle with cancer. Eric Day is in remission now, but a brain cancer diagnosis sent him to Methodist Hospital for several weeks.
Fromm admits his mother and sister have up and down days.
Blue "Stay Positive" wrist bands were sold at the Wednesday event. The goal of the group is to raise $100,000 for Jill's House in Bloomington, brain cancer and multiple myeloma research.
As much as 4 inches of snow fell in some places by early Friday morning, and a winter storm warning continues in Central Indiana until Friday night.
A car ended up in the water early Friday morning, as drivers tried to make their way despite snow that fell overnight.
State police are warning Indiana residents about a phone scam that has been reported in central Indiana where grandparents are swindled out of money by con artists who tell them about a fake emergency.