School surprises "TaterTough" namesake on final day of radiation treatment


    Tate Schaefer, 11, talks to friends during a benefit in his honor on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

    On his last day of radiation treatment for a rare brain tumor, Tate Schaefer got a big surprise from his classmates at Mary Welsh Elementary: a song.

    Music teacher Mary Wetjen - along with help from students and friends of Tate - wrote a "TaterTough" anthem for the 11-year-old that the Williamsburg community has rallied behind for weeks - and debuted it during Wednesday's Raider Rockstar Assembly.

    It's the latest example of support for the Schaefer family through Tate's fight. They were guests of Los Angeles Rams guard Austin Blythe (a former Williamsburg Raider and Iowa Hawkeye) during Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.


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