A letter to my friends.....

Five years ago my nephew Tyler suddenly began having seizures. During a recent stay at Children’s Hospital, Tyler was diagnosed with a large brain tumor that is believed to have been causing the seizures all these years.
Tyler is 15 and loves sports, especially wrestling, fishing, hunting, gaming and hanging out with his friends. Right now, though, he cannot do many of those treasured things that boys his age get to do. Worst of all, Tyler is currently unable to attend school. He is a sweet-natured boy with a tender heart. When people meet him they cannot help but instantly like him.
His long term treatment will require major surgery along with recovery and rehabilitation. His rehabilitation will require him to relearn all of the basics of life you and I know how to do and many of us take for granted each day. To help defray some of the costs that his family will incur, I have determined to undertake this "Scraps of Love" project.
How did all this come to be? During an outing with a dear friend, I asked "what do you think of a spaghetti dinner?". She said "Oh, no Heather, lets make a quilt!" I instantly agreed. What better way to spread our love than through our stitches. With the help of some very talented quilting friends, I am creating a twin size quilt that will be raffled off to raise money that will help offset Tylers non-insurance-covered hospital expenses. Elizabeth D. won the quilt!
Donations of any size are very welcome.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Note from Tyler's Mom

I would like to start off by thanking Heather for her love and support by creating the Scraps of Love for Tyler project. She, like everyone around, has so many things in her life that keeps her very busy.  Taking on this project is an amazing gift to our whole family. Just the knowledge of having wonderful people that care about Tyler and wish for him to be better is heart-lifting for me.

Tyler is doing well for now. We have temporarily relocated to be closer to family and it has helped enormously with lifting our spirits. Although we will miss our friends, I have faith we will be able to go back soon.   I appreciate the unending love of my family to be able to support me and see the whole picture. For Heather to create Scraps of Love for Tyler to help assist in the financial aspect of Tyler’s care means so much to all of us. Knowing we are not alone in this is a great relief.

Tyler is scheduled to go back to the Children’s Hospital in Denver in January. I would like to personally thank everyone for all of the prayers, love, and devotion you have given. It is heart-felt and means a great deal to our entire family.

Much appreciation and gratitude,

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