Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!
Ready for Battle!

Friday, March 15, 2013

A smile

Sometimes it's hard to remember the last time I've seen Tyler smile. He's in so much pain and suffering right now, that the thought of it brings me to tears. Yesterday, though, Tyler got a visit from someone very special that brought a huge smile to his face. Everyone was so excited to see Tyler smiling that they were calling others in to see Tyler. And Tyler even let my mom take a picture of him with his visitor. He rarely let us take pictures of him when he was healthy and he absolutely refuses to let us take pictures of him now. But, this special visit made him so happy he said "I'm in heaven right now!"

That visitor...a dog! That's right...one of the staff at UofM heard how much Tyler likes dogs, so she got permission to bring hers in so that he could see the dog. Tyler woke up and sat up and pet the dog and smiled so much. I'm sure he misses his dog a ton. So now the staff has said that they are going to try and get permission to let his dog come in for some visits. They've been trying so hard to find something to make Tyler smile and after more than 5 months, we figured it out yesterday. Just hearing of his joy made me cry.

Please continue to pray for Tyler. He's in a lot of pain and having nausea again.

"Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave." Psalm 107:19-20 

Pray for Michelle too, no mama should have to watch her baby go through this kind of pain. She needs strength and peace in this suffering.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ." 2 Corinthians 1:3-5.


  1. Hello,
    My name is Kristyn Bennett and i play roller derby with Mass Attack Roller Derby in Fall River, MA. Tyler's story was brought to us by another league in Michigan and we immediately started working on a card for him. I will actually be in Michigan this weekend (March 22-25) and was wondering if it would be possible to hand deliver the card my league made to him. I'd love to be able to do this for him, and maybe brighten his day just a little. Please let me know if this would be ok with Tyler and your family.

    Thank You,
    Kristyn Bennett

  2. Hi Kristyn,
    Can you email me at jetfields@yahoo.com and I will let you know about visiting.