Tristan Andrie Dillon was born at St. Mary’s hospital in Brooklyn, New York on October 1, 1992.
Tristan lived all his life in the United States but benefited greatly from full exposure to his ancestral heritage, which is Jamaican. The values that were instilled in Tristan, are reflective of having grown up in a home where his ancestral heritage was dominant. The fact that God is the Author and Finisher of his faith, was a lesson that he quickly learned and with this knowledge came the realization that he could not succeed in this life without Him. Attendance at church was the same as it was for school; both were mandatory. Respect for all persons and getting a good education, were the other values that were paramount in his upbringing and dictated how he lived his life.
Tristan’s educational background encompassed St. Raymond’s Elementary and Boys’ High school, Westchester Community College and the College of Southern Maryland. Tristan loved God, family, music, basketball, and traveling; all of which have helped to shape the gentleman that he became and he was a very gentle man.
On April 24, 2015 Tristan was admitted to Montefiore hospital in New Rochelle with severe abdominal cramps. Three weeks later he was diagnosed with stage 4 colo-rectal cancer. Instead of succumbing to the fear and hopelessness which news like this undoubtedly brings, Tristan decided to help others who were facing battles in their daily lives. The familial support during this time and beyond, helped Tristan to recognize the importance of having someone to fight alongside you, irrespective of the battles life will certainly bring. With that realization, Tristan established the No Battle Should be Fought Alone() organization in May 2015, which has come to the aid of many; meeting their needs on a personal level. Letting them know that they are not alone in their struggles, assuring them of physical, financial, spiritual and emotional support.
The organization was Tristan’s vision and through it he established scholarship funds, outreach programs both nationally and internationally in the form of Toy drives and Backpack drives, adopted a mother and daughter, provided those who came to the organization for help with the assistance and resources that they needed. In December of 2018, Tristan established the H.O.P.E program under the No Battle umbrella. H.O.P.E, he said was "Helping Others Prevail Effectively."
Tristan Dillon went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 but not before telling us where he was going and ensuring that the organization would continue to fulfill its mission- "When Every Window Seems Shut And Every Door Seems Closed, You Can Depend On Us To Be Professional And Compassionate In The Assistance We Provide."
Tristan’s legacy of making a difference by changing one life at a time, lives on through his organization and the continued support of all those who have been blessed to know him and those who did not know him personally, but came to know him through others, and his enumerable acts of selflessness.