A Party for Tyler

The family had an 8th birthday party for my grandson Tyler at Old Settler’s Park in Rockton,Il. last Saturday. In lieu of gifts they asked everyone to donate to K-Cancer Kids’ baseball team. There was a pretty good crowd there and I even talked to Alisha’s mom (my ex) for the first time in about 30 years. They had a bounce house for the kids and the bloodmobile was there for blood donations. They were busy most of the day.
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Suddenly, on the side street in front of the park, bells and sirens rang out. Then came a pink police car, a pink fire engine, two fire trucks from the Village of Rockton, plus an ambulance and a police cruiser and SUV in a grand,noisy caravan and stopped. The pink fire engine travels the country for cancer awareness and gives people sharpies to sign it.
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My grandson RJ is like a big brother to Tyler. They were almost inseparable.
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These are my motivation to get up every day and do my best to carry on.
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There was a local television station doing a taping to air that night. They showed just a few minutes of footage then posted it on their Facebook page. Much to my daughters’ dismay, they made it sound like he was terminal. She called to straighten them out, but as of this posting the FB story hasn’t been changed.
LET ME MAKE ONE THING CLEAR: WE ARE NOT…REPEAT NOT…GIVING UP!!!
THIS LITTLE BOY HAS BEEN THROUGH MORE HELL THAN ANY KID SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE. THERE’S NO QUIT IN HIM OR US AND WITH PRAYER AND FAITH IN GOD WE’LL SEE THIS THROUGH. MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE’VE SEEN THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD OVER AND OVER. TYLER WILL KICK CANCER’S ASS. I KNOW IT IN MY HEART.

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  1. Ting

    What a great story! Prayers continuing for Tyler and all of your family.

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  2. Greatly appreciate the updates on Tyler and Chrissie, Pete.

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