Sid Ortis


Photo illustration by Sarah Finnegan.

One year after the teen's death, Sid Ortis' friends and family honor his final prayer. more

Oct 31, 2016 5:05 PM People

Friday, July 22 will be known as Sid Ortis Foundation Night at Regions Field. more

Jul 21, 2016 2:06 PM People

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The Krawczyk family light display has been going strong since 1999. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:29 PM People

The video highlights Sid's family, his relationship with LSU coach Les Miles and his strength facing a diagnosis of osteosarcoma and his passing on Oct. 31. more

Nov 7, 2015 7:33 PM People

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A celebration on the life of Sid Ortis held on the Mountain Brook High School football field was attended by over 1,500 people Monday evening. more

Nov 2, 2015 10:57 PM People

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Courtesy of Scott and Lynn Ortis

The community will hold a memorial service for Sid Ortis Monday night at 9 p.m. on the Mountain Brook High School football field. more

Nov 2, 2015 6:38 PM News


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Participating retailers are accepting donations in exchange for the stickers to go toward research for pediatric cancer. more

Oct 29, 2015 5:15 PM News 1 Comments

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The Mountain Brook volleyball team dedicated its 2015 state tournament to Sid Ortis. more

Oct 29, 2015 1:02 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Lynn and Scott Ortis.

Mountain Brook and the world rallied around Sid Ortis, a teen who recently passed away due to cancer. more

Oct 29, 2015 9:18 AM People

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Photo by Dan Starnes

Around 200 people gathered at Crestline Field to pray for Sid Ortis on Saturday, October 17. more

Oct 17, 2015 2:35 PM News

Sid Ortis Birthday

Photo courtesy of the Ortis family.

Trisha Yearwood and Sarah Evans sang “Happy Birthday” to Sid Ortis Wednesday morning. The singers were part of an all-star lineup who made videos wishing him a happy birthday 16th birthday that aired on Mountain Brook High School’s morning news broad more

Sep 3, 2015 5:16 PM MBHS

At a check presentation on May 28 for Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, Lynn Ortis, whose son Sid is being treated for cancer, talked about the impact of having doctors and researchers at UAB and Children's of Alabama. more

May 29, 2015 10:26 AM People

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Photo by Madoline Markham.

On Thursday, Crestline merchants presented a check to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama and UAB for $22,500. The MBHS baseball team also presented a separate check for $54,000. more

May 28, 2015 5:54 PM News


Photo by Madoline Markham.

Crestline Village was filled with purple and gold on Thursday evening as its celebrated Sid Ortis during Crestline Family Night. See our photos from the event. more

Apr 23, 2015 7:33 PM News

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Photo courtesy of David Faulkner.

Crestline Village merchants are planning a special event in honor of Sid Ortis on Thursday evening, April 23. Crestline merchants will donate a percentages of sales to childhood cancer research during Crestline Family Night. more

Apr 19, 2015 9:48 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Rosemary Gillespie.

At their game against No. 9 Spain Park, the No. 4-ranked Mountain Brook Girls Varsity Soccer supported Sid Ortis's fight against cancer with purple and gold shirts. more

Apr 13, 2015 4:42 PM Sports

Sid Ortis Waking Dead

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

Fifteen-year-old Sid Ortis, whose love of the LSU Tigers inspired Mountain Brook residents to display purple and gold in tribute to him, found out Thursday during a ceremony at Mountain Brook Junior High School. more

Mar 19, 2015 1:48 PM News

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Photo by Roy Williams

Mountain Brook Mayor Terry Oden isn’t surprised to see residents and business proudly putting up purple and gold in support of a 15-year-old LSU fan battling bone cancer. LSU Football Coach Les Miles also called Sid Ortis to pray for him. more

Mar 16, 2015 7:46 PM

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