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Tyson’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

Tyson was born by emergency c-section at 26 weeks gestation November 1st, 2012 at 15 oz. and 10" long. Because of his prematurity, he has developed Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension. This site chronicles his victory over challenges brought by his very early birth.

Tyson is named after one of the greatest champions of all time, Mike Tyson. I knew that Tyson would have an incredible fight for his life, and no one with the name Tyson could ever be weak. Tyson is our champion.

After 509 days in the NICU, Tyson came home with a g tube and oxygen. He continues outpatient therapies to help him overcome global delays. We anticipate a full recovery from his premature birth.

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Mr. Personality

Let me tell you about Tyson's blossoming personality. He is a happy child. I call him sunshine. You see, he wakes up with a smile. He loves to give hugs. Give him a few moments of direct eye contact and his whole demeanor changes; he can say I Love You just with his eyes. It simply melts the heart. This is one reason why so many people love on him. At daycare, he has many grandmothers who load him up with kisses, hugs, and clothes....Tyson seems to know that when people are sad, they need to cuddle with him. He has reached out to his teachers who needed a hug. He is such a blessing!

He rarely cries. He waites patiently for his feeds and diaper changes. He may even bless you with a "thank you" when you give him a toy, milk, or diaper change.

My little sunshine is full of energy, just like his big brother. I am 99% sure that once he starts walking, he will be running a week later.

Tyson loves "Happy" by Pharrel and the Frozen sound track (who doesn't?). He also loves to singing with signs at school. That is probably his favorite time of day at school. He loves to dance, too.

Tyson is easy to love. His smile makes me forget everything wrong in my world. I am so lucky to be his mother!