10/02/2009

Down Syndrome Awareness

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And I would love to give a shout out to my friend Tyler!

Many of you have heard me talk of Tyler and his family. And some of you are even blessed enough to know them personally. You may also know that they have had a very, very difficult and challenging year. And I would ask that you continue to keep them in prayer. However that story will have to wait, because right now we are simply celebrating the wonder that we call Ty-Ty!

Tyler was born with Down Syndrome, along with a multitude of other medical challenges. But let me assure you that none of his "labels" truly describe who he his. Personally, I choose to describe Tyler as:

Comical
Mischievous
Loving
Smart
Determined
and, STRONG

Tyler is an enormous personality jam packed in little boy's body. His will to live, thrive and excel is an inspiration to all. He is a fighter in every way. His strength and loving spirit have forever imprinted themselves on every individual whom he meets.

Oh, and I failed to mention that Oct 2nd is also LiveStrong Day: Uniting individuals affected by Cancer.

And unfortunately this day also applies to little Tyler. Keep fighting Sweet Boy. Keep Fighting.

We love you Tyler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Brent & Jodie said...

Sue, thank you for this post! I am sitting here with tears rolling down my face. All of your words to describe Tyler are completely accurate. He is one huge personality crammed into that little boy body. And OH! how we love him!!!