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After being diagnosed a 3rd time with leukemia, and a bone marrow transplant  in March 2010, Tyler continues to fight this battle.  However, God continues to work in his life today.  For Tyler's story, read his background story below. You can also hear and download the song written for Tyler called "Keep the Faith" on the link www.dismantlerepair.net or join his Facebook group..."Support for Tyler". We appreciate all of your love and prayers.

At age 6, while living in San Diego, Tyler was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a malignant disease (cancer) of the bone marrow and blood.  Acute leukemia is a rapidly progressing disease that results in the accumulation of immature, functionless cells in the marrow and blood. 

He spent the following 2 1/2 years going to the hospital for chemotherapy treatments.  In June 2001, we were so excited to know that his treatment was finished and celebrated with our family and friends. 

After several years in remission, on May 25, 2005 at the age of 12 years, while living near Pittsburgh, he would face it again and endure another 3 1/2 years of chemo. 

He finished his chemo treatment in the summer of 2008.  Things have been going well and we have been looking forward to Tyler's Senior year in high school.  We have been getting prepared with school with such things like new school supplies, clothes and Senior portraits. 

In September of 2009, Tyler went in for his monthly routine check-up.  During his checkup, his doctor checked his neurological state and asked him to follow her finger where she pointed.  When she pointed up above, the iris of his right eye was not as strong and did not go to the same level as his left.   She suggested we go to an opthomalogist to see why the iris on Tyler's right eye was lower than his left during a routine neurological test.

Several days prior, he started feeling tingly sensation on the right side of his face, headaches, nausea, and neck pain.  After talking on the phone with the clinic, it was suggested we go down to have a CT scan and MRI  of Tyler's brain were they found a few lesions.  A 15mm lesion was putting pressure on an optic nerve that controls 4 muscles to the right eye. 

With his doctor on vacation the clinic still felt it was important enough for us to be seen by another doctor.   The next day, after a painful spinal and bone marrow test, we found out the horrible news, the lesions were a result of leukemia in his brain.

After his last diagnosis in September 2009, he immediately started chemotherapy.  It was then determined a bone marrow transplant (BMT) would be necessary.  We were blessed with a perfect match donor, his sister, Chelsea.  The BMT took place in March 2010. 

It has  been four years since that day.  Since then, Tyler has been dealing with late effects from his 6 years of chemotherapy and radiation treatments as well as Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease.  He currently has Pulmonary Fibrosis and Bronchiolitis Abliterands .....read the journal for further details.....

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Regis & Karen Froats posted a new journal entry, "Ain't no mountain high enough.....".

Tyler’s file for Transplant was complete this past Friday when he got the go ahead from the dentist. Today, we had a stair lift installed for him. As he was taking his ... Lea más

Regis & Karen Froats posted a new journal entry, "The work is done, so now we wait.".

It’s been a long, hard week. Ty had tests, evaluations, procedures and interviews all week. Thanks to Chelsea for helping out with the driving. She has a vested interest ... Lea más

Regis & Karen Froats posted a new journal entry, "Sometimes it just hurts".

It’s been a hard day for both Ty and Karen. Karen’s mobility is, well, not so mobile and her knees are hurting. Getting around is difficult. She needs help getting up ... Lea más

Regis & Karen Froats posted a new journal entry, "He is Faithful Even In the Midst of Trials".

God blesses us over and over again even in the midst of the trials we face. We are blessed to announce our daughter's engagement to a God-fearing man. I knew I liked the ... Lea más

Regis & Karen Froats added a new photo.

Regis & Karen Froats added a new photo.

Regis & Karen Froats posted a new journal entry, "Recap After Trip to Hospital".

Many of you were aware of our unexpected trip to the hospital. But for those who did not know..... It was about 5 pm on Wednesday evening, when Tyler headed to the ... Lea más

Sue Steiner signed Tyler's Guestbook.

Love and prayers going out to your whole family.  As I read your update with the heart wrenching struggles and joyful triumphs I am humbled at your faith and ... Lea más

Regis & Karen Froats posted a new journal entry, "An update on all of us.".

Hi guys,It’s been a while but I wanted to make sure I had some info for you and I thought I’d update you on everyone else as well.  Ty will have his 3rd and final ... Lea más

Regis & Karen Froats posted a new journal entry.

I brought Karen home from the hospital last night.  She spent the night trying to sleep on the floor.  She’s getting around much better that I thought she would ... Lea más

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