Carol Stream seventh-grader lived life despite health problems
Jan 11, 2014 10:41 AM -
A serious heart condition never put a damper on Tilak Patel's winning smile, kind nature and passion for sports, several friends and family members said at the 13-year-old boy's funeral Friday morning. His resolve to smile and live his life to the fullest despite his health issues, was an inspiration to everyone who loved him. "Even though he was 13 years old, it seemed like he had 70 or 80 years of experience under his belt," said his cousin, Kunal Patel.