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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Short Message from Tyler and a Progress Update

Hi everyone, 
It is so exciting to see the blocks take a life of their own. We have made so much progress over the weekend. My children are so excited to help match the colors and run to fetch things. Here is a sneak peak at some of the blocks.  There are 48 blocks so it is a little difficult to get them all in the picture but I think you can start to see the pattern. I think we are still on track to have the quilt finished in the first couple of weeks in December.

I spoke with Tyler this weekend and he wanted to let you know that he thinks this is really cool and thank you to everyone who wants to help him.  
All of my love,

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