Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Friday, February 8, 2013

A man of few words

Since a lot of you are following this blog and have never met him, I thought I would share a little story that shows you a bit of who Tyler is. He has never been a chit chatter. He's the quiet type. When he talks, it's usually straight and to the point. In his suffering, this has become much more evident.

Yesterday, the psychiatrist came in to talk with Tyler. Of course, he wasn't talking. She asked him to name 3 things he likes to do. He replied with, "Really?" as he looked himself over in his hospital bed. So, she told him if he named 3 things that he loved, she would leave his room. He said, "I'll give you one". She agreed.

He sat there for about 15 minutes, silent. She was probably growing impatient, but if you know this kid, this is no surprise. Finally, he said very matter a fact, "I love my mom". She asked for 2 more things and he said, "I told you I would give you one." And with that, she left him alone.

I loved hearing this story because it showcases his personality. It also gives tribute to his mamma that hasn't moved from his side and has been sleeping in a chair, in a hospital room, since Oct 1st.