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Tyson’s Story

Tyson 'Ty' Boon, 24, loving husband and father was assaulted outside of an Oak Harbor restaurant early Sunday September 9th 2012. He was transported to Whidbey General Hospital and subsequently airlifted to Harborview's Neuro ICU. Tyson remained incoherent but in stable condition with a fractured skull and bleeding on his brain for several days. Tyson is a lifelong resident of Oak Harbor and graduated from OHHS in 2006. He played varsity baseball and football for Oak Harbor HS. Tyson loves football! He plays for the Snohomish County Thunder, a semi-pro football team and coaches the Pumas for the Oak Harbor Youth Football League. Tyson enjoys the outdoors and is an avid duck hunter and fisherman. Tyson is married to his high school sweetheart BreAnna Stanek Boon and they have a one year old son.

Tyson was able to come home to Oak Harbor last week and is working hard on getting back to a normal routine. He still suffers from short term memory issues through out the day and becomes very confused in the morning and late evening hours.

**** An account in Tyson and BreAnna's name has been set up at Wells Fargo. It is THE TYSON BOON ACCOUNT. Checks should be made payable to BreAnna Boon / Erica Hoffmire. (: Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement. ****IF YOU DONATE ON THIS SITE IT GOES TO FUND THE WEBSITE NOT DIRECTLY TO HELP TY AND BRE

Latest Journal Update

Final Court Date

Final court hearing was today! I cannot believe it has been over a year that we have been fighting this. This was Ty’s first time going to court, and seeing his attacker. He said he did not feel anything. We were asked if we would want to speak, and our original answer was no. But when we found out that a family member was going to speak on Trevor’s behalf, (Trevor had about 6 people there supporting him, thankfully my mom was there for us) Ty asked me to do the same for him. I was so nervous, but I got to tell the judge about the suffering we have endured, and about life before and after. I was choking back tears trying to explain how Ty’s life will never be the same. Whenever he has headache I will always wonder if it is something more. Whenever he hits his head on things (ceiling fan seems to be a common occurrence!) I will always wonder if he will be ok. He feels like he has to live in a glass house, and in a lot of ways he does. All he wants is to be normal again, to be able to play sports again, to be able to have his full memory back…but most of all to have his sense of smell back. It really is the little things in life that you miss the most when they are taken away from you.

The judge said he really felt for our family, saying this was a horrific and tragic incident that happened. Trevor’s attorney said that Trevor was really sorry for his actions, and he also tried to play it down as a “man to man” bar fight, but we all know that was not the case. Ty only had two beers in a 4 hour period, and right before he got hit, Ty was looking out over the water trying to see if the fish were jumping. The judge said that even though it was only one punch, it still caused substantial injuries, and for that he would follow the recommended jail time of 3 months. He also put a 5 year no contact/no harassment restraining order in place against Trevor.  He will have to go through an alcohol evaluation, and a year of community service. (I believe, not sure if it was community service/probation)  Trevor got hand cuffed right then and there, and I honestly couldn’t help but feel sorry for his family that was there. I am sure it is never easy watching someone you love be cuffed and booked, but it was not easy for us watching Ty fight for his life. I still remember when Ty was in the hospital, I got a call from a couple people saying that they had seen Trevor at a grocery store. I couldn’t believe he was out shopping while we were stuck in a hospital praying over Tyson, and waiting for him to wake up just so we could say hi.

Everyone that came to the hospital and signed the book for Ty, he finally read all of those entries last night. He got really emotional ,and said he realized he wasn’t indestructible. Everyone thinks of him as the huge farm/football player guy, but we don’t realize that his body was still crafted by God, and can be just as fragile as anyone else.  It took a near death experience for most of us to realize he is still human, and breakable.

We would like to thank you all for your never ending support and prayers. This past year has been full of healing for the both of us. We know that we have a long way to go, but we are so grateful that he is alive, we could not ask for anything more!