Tyler Burton's Journal
Written Mar 2, 2013 6:20pmI am writing this final post to my CaringBridge site, in order to update those who care about my son, Tyler Burton, and those who have supported him and the family during these difficult times. I want to let you know that Tyler is doing wonderful, we are doing wonderful! The past four months have been a journey, and a gift from God. My son is a beautiful young man who is even more beautiful after all that he has been through. We are still in awe of this miracle of my sons healing when we were told there was no hope. While many prayed, we give full credit for this miracle to our loving, faithful God. Doctors who have been monitoring his progress are very pleased. Nothing will stop Gods' miracle!
While I am thankful to all who have been praying and encouraging my son through every obstacle, there have been some who are taking this very private and personal experience of ours and putting it on public display. At first, the prayers were comforting, however things have really gone sideways and facts have been bent and people who do not even know my family feel entitled to judge what they do not know, and choose to believe what is incorrect and are attempting to turn this beautiful blessing into something that I have NOT and will NOT be a part of. My son for the last week has been asking that the Facebook page Praying for Tyler Burton be shut down and because we have seen how upset this has made him, we decided to end the CaringBridge as well.We also feel that Tyler is very capable of keeping or not keeping you posted.
Let's set the record straight -
1) I never abandoned my son.
We have always had a special bond that we are very proud of.
2) We have nothing to gain financially.
Wow! For anybody to suggest this is ridiculous, I have taken four months off of work and have been with my son every day since Oct 28th.We have not received any funding for Tyler's expenses except from family and close friends and The Praying For Tyler Burton nonprofit Bank of America donation account that I opened one month ago and it has only been used for Tyler's medical expenses that are not covered by my medical.
3 ) His medical setbacks are not from his current care, and we were forewarned ahead of time that these were a possibility. The doctors have assured us that we have taken correct actions in my sons care.
4) My husband is awesome. He has been my rock! He is patient, extremely helpful, is wonderful with my son, and is the reason our home is a peaceful, loving, positive place where we can focus on Tylers' needs. This is why the Guardian through the court thought our home was the best place for Tyler to live.
This is a family matter and we will protect Tyler from anything that threatens his well being. He is and always will be one of Gods greatest miracles in our eyes.
We are Requesting privacy and respect to focus on Tyler right now, and ask those of you who do not know what is happening in Tylers life to please stop encouraging the negative posting on facebook. Thank you for understanding.
God bless you.
P.S There was a benefit concert planned for this weekend. I apologize for any that have not been notified it has been cancelled for now.
Written Feb 11, 2013 1:16pmMany people have been praying for Tyler, asking about how well he is doing since he left the hospital, and I apologize I have been very busy and did not have a lot of time to give you an update.
For the past two weekends Tyler has wanted to go to church to personally thank all the wonderful people who have been praying for him. As you probably already realize getting adjusted to a new lifestyle and a new routine was our first priority. He has adapted to life out of the hospital quite well, takes his therapy very seriously, and he is so happy to be back in a home environment. Each of Tylers days now consist of 4-5 hours of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and more! We have been making sure there is peace, and a healthy atmosphere where he can concentrate on his goals and healing.
Yesterday after seeing his sweetheart off at the airport, Tyler was sure he was ready to attend church as he had been planning for some time. He wanted to thank everybody and surprise his dad who was anxious for this special moment. We made a quick call to the church, to see if it would be reasonable to show up at the last minute, and he was quite accomodating. He did warn us that they had planned a special celebration service and the music would be loud, however Tyler assured us he was up to it. Tyler keeps amazing us with how well he is doing. He was invited onto the stage and he really felt the love. He said he has never experienced such a warm, welcoming service before. Tyler made a lot of new friends today. He even chose to stand to renew his devotion to the Lord! Today was a wonderful day.
We are so grateful every day that God has given us Tyler back.Thank you all for your prayers and support. We cannot thank God enough!
Written Feb 4, 2013 12:53pmThanks for asking.
Our goal is to get Tyler as much Physical therapy and the best care possible in this important time of Recovery.
There is a Non-Profit Bank account set up at any
Bank of America called Praying for Tyler Burton
Account number 1381 1275 2891