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Tyler Holliday needs your help to heal.Since suffering a traumatic brain injury at the age of 8 as a result of a tick bite, Tyler and his family will need all the help they can get to provide the assistance Tyler now needs to get through every day.
My sister and her family were reluctant about me starting this page because they don't want to be a burden to anyone. They have insurance and work extremely hard to take care of all the costs of Tyler's care in addition to all the extraneous costs that are always mounting. I wanted to start this page for them to try to ease at least the financial burden on them. Unfortunately, this is their reality. A Traumatic Brain Injury affects the lives of every person in a family, especially one that care and love that person so much. This page is also a means for those who care about them, to tangibly help them; as a means for those who may not know them, but can empathize with them to show their support; and for those who may not know Tyler and his story to get to know his story and this amazing family and express their support as well. What happened to Tyler could happen to any one of us.
Tyler has gone from being a thriving, curious, vivacious, talkative little kid, to a now 14 year old boy who struggles with daily tasks such as walking, talking, and eating. He is not independent and needs constant care and supervision, which his family lovingly provides. Because of his Traumatic Brain Injury, he suffers greatly from many seizures daily, requires assistance walking, needs recurring therapies to aid with walking, talking, and performing tasks we all take for granted. . He has also been hospitalized due to the need for more intensive therapies. Right now, he is receiving in-patient intensive rehabilitation at Children's hospital. He has been there for 17 days, since New Year's Eve. This is the third time he has had to receive such intensive rehabilitation since 2010.
Tyler is the middle child. He has two incredible brothers Nolan, 9 and Zach, 18. These are the most loving brothers any kid could imagine...they help him constantly, are his cheering section always, and never begrudge Tyler anything, often giving up something for him. Tyler's parents, Jeanette and Clint, are the epitome of selfless parents. They are loving, hard-working, generous, and Tyler's fiercest advocates. They all literally work together daily to make the day happen...helping Tyler all the while; it is more difficult as his mobility and ability to do things for himself are severely compromised.
Please consider making a donation to this fund for Tyler and spread the word! Tell others, tweet this, send it to others as an email, share it on your facebook page...help us get his story out and get the Holliday family as much help as we can! It will help Tyler get the assistance he needs to regain some of his independence and work to heal. It is work, very hard work, but Tyler is an unbelievably hard worker, and so is his family. They would greatly appreciate your help in their quest to help Tyler heal.
Happy Birthday, Tyler!Update posted by MaryBeth Swindler at 02:20 am
Tomorrow is Tyler's 15th birthday. Our family had a surprise party for both Tyler and his older brother, Zach (whose birthday was January 3rd, during the time Tyler was in the hospital). It was so nice to see them relax and have such a nice day. Tyler's time back at. . . . .
Back to SchoolUpdate posted by MaryBeth Swindler at 02:46 am
Tyler is back home and just like the trooper is he, he is back to school...and with a smile on his face. Things may be hard for him, but he always wears a smile. He is still not talking very much, but hopefully with time, lots of effort, therapies, prayers,. . . . .
Good news, hard work, and new challenges to conquerUpdate posted by MaryBeth Swindler at 04:34 am
Tyler is home! After being at the hospital for 27 days, he is finally home! He worked really, really hard to get back a lot of his mobility,but he has more work to do. Now he and his family are hoping to keep up Tyler's great momentum in outpatient therapies...it. . . . .
Tyler continues to work hardUpdate posted by MaryBeth Swindler at 04:38 am
Tyler is still in the hospital. Thanks to all the prayers and hard work, he's making some progress. He's gaining some of his ability to walk independently back and the therapies he is receiving are helping. Please continue to support him and his family...there is much work to be done!