The Diesel Brothers are coming to Fremont County to boost the spirits of a boy reeling from the tragic loss of two of his sisters, one of whom died last week in a tree climbing accident that received national media coverage.
Dave Sparks, known as Heavy D on the popular Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers, said via Facebook that he will be visiting the Bergeson family on Friday to give their 11-year-old son Tristan an afternoon of fun.
“Tristan, we’ll see you Friday and hopefully take your mind off things for a little bit and just live life as a normal 11-year-old kid as you start to recover from some of this stuff,” Sparks said in a Facebook video.
The Bergeson family has had to endure a lot of tragedy during the past few years. The family's eldest daughter Briauna died from a medical condition in 2016 when she was 10 years old and their second daughter, 9-year-old Shaylyn, passed away on Aug. 1 after falling from a backyard tree she was climbing and landing on a steel bar, which impaled her head.
Shaylyn's mother Jesica Bergeson said the family is currently working out Shaylyn’s funeral arrangements.
Sparks said that friends and relatives of the Bergesons reached out to the Diesel Brothers to try and make something happen because Tristan is a big fan of the show.
“Tristan, you’ve got really good friends and family who worked really hard to get in touch with us and let us know that you love what we do,” Sparks said via his Facebook video. “You love watching our videos and we appreciate that. Honestly I’m super grateful that they were able to get in touch with us and let us know what was going on because it gives us an opportunity to reach out and let you know that you’re not alone and we care about you and we’re also gonna come see you.”
At the end of his Facebook video Sparks asks the public to send him videos of support for the Bergeson family for a compilation video that the Diesel brothers are producing to boost the family's spirits.
“Just shoot me a video please, let them know you care and Tristan, we’ll see you Friday,” Sparks said via Facebook.
Videos of support for the Bergeson family can be sent to Sparks' Facebook page or to firstname.lastname@example.org.