Archive for May, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Tyler surgery date is on the 14th we will fly from Greenville on the 13th. I want to thank the wonderful people that have made this possible. Thanks to the flights of hope who will be flying us there and back. Thanks to all the people at Little Rebel who had the cruise-in in for Tyler. Thanks to a wonderful lady named Leeann and her wonderful family…you are so much appreciated. You worked so hard at the cruise-in. Leeann told everyone about Tyler and arranged the cruise-in. She has a heart and loves helping others.

Also all of you who sent cards, and to others who have done things to help, we thank you all so much. You know who you are. We appreciate all that been done. Tyler loves getting mail, so are cards are appreciated address at the bottom of page.

Tyler is doing OK. He is not scared to have the surgery because he knows it will help him. Please pray for him and pray that we won’t have to go through what we did in August. It’s so hard to watch your child go through all this not knowing when he goes in if he will be coming home with you. We have the best doctor, Dr. Rodriguez. He is wonderful and takes care of Tyler as if he were his son. Thank you Dr. Rodriguez, we love you. The world has some wonderful caring people out there.

I will be leaving Nathan with my husband. The little guy is older now and I think it will be aright. Ashley will leave Ethan and Jayden with their daddy. I hope we won’t be gone too long. I know the other kids will miss us.

Tyler has had to reconstruct his face, jaw, cheek from the damage to cancer, and he’s suffered tremendously with everything from intense pain, inability to eat, loss of structure in the face, and so much more. When things like this happen to a child, it’s not just that child that suffers. It’s the whole family. Please kiss your child and tell them you love them. You don’t know what tomorrow may bring. Think what if this were your child? All I ask is to say a prayer for these kids. God hears those prayers. Please leave us a message here at or at www.caringbridge/visit/tylertucker .

One other thing…thank you Cancer Society of Greenville for the wonderful photo of Tyler. I have never seen anything so beautiful!

We love you all.

Darlene Cox

Tyler Tucker c/o Darlene Cox
PO BOX 14386
Greenville, SC 29610

Hello every one,

We are getting closer to Tyler’s surgery date. I so hate for Tyler to have to go through this again but it really has to be done. We leave the thirteenth and surgery is at the University of Maryland on the 14th. Tyler has a wonderful doctor who I know will take really good care of him. The surgery will be to take the skin graft off his neck and some of the packing must come out. We are not sure how long we will be in Maryland. As soon as Tyler is able, they will send him back to Greenville to the doctor here because of Medicaid not wanting to pay out of state. We are going to fly up to Maryland on the Angel Plane and hope to get to stay at the Ronald McDonald house, but they won’t let you know if they have a place for you till the day you are suppose to be there. Please keep us in your prayers. Tyler still has a long way to go, more surgeries to have to go through. Cancer is a monster and it destroys your whole life.

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Also we had the Cruise-In for Tyler at the Little Rebel. Didn’t know at first if we were going to because of the weather, but God kept the rain away and we were able to. The cars kept coming to show Tyler their love and support. Everything went well and we thank you all so much. God has been with us and I know He will be holding our hands as our little man goes through another surgery.

Tyler had so much fun. He was riding around in the cars waving and smiling at everyone. We all enjoyed the Cruise-In so much and want to think all the special people that did this to help Tyler and his family. Thank you Helen and staff, thank you Leann and your wonderful family. You all are Tyler’s angels sent from God. There are so many people out there that love and care what happens to Tyler we love and thank each of you. There was a family that did their own little thing for Tyler and went around and collected money to help out Tyler and our family. A great big thank you to Mr. Jeff Calvert and his wonderful family. So glad you all got to meet Tyler and the rest of his family. Once again, thank you all so much we love you all! Also thank you Mrs. Leann for our wonderful tee shirts. What a wonderful caring person you are. AJ and your Hubby are so lucky to have you .



Here is the poster for Tyler’s Cruise-In Benefit. Please disregard the one from the previous post.

Hello everyone,

I want to tell you all that I love and appreciate you all so much. Tyler is doing well for now. He did have some pain in his legs and will be seeing the doctor about that here in Greenville. Tyler still doesn’t have any jaw pain, and is eating well, but still at nine, his weight is around 50 pounds. He’s real tall and so, so skinny. Tyler’s brother at four is 45 pounds. Nathan at three is 40 pounds.

Tyler’s surgery is coming up June 14th. We will fly to Maryland in the Angel Flight. I am getting a little worried about Tyler’s jaw being cut again, but he has the best doctor in the world. His face is looking a little side ways again, but that just might be because some of the padding must come out and they will remove the skin graft. Tyler will have a cut from one ear almost to the other.

I pray, and ask you all to pray, that he doesn’t have any out of the body experiences going on this time. I am worried because we all most lost him last surgery. But thank God and Dr. Rodriguez that he pulled through. Tyler is one strong kid. What a trooper. He’s ready to go get the surgery done. Please keep us in your prayers.

Sorry, this is the wrong poster. You can see the right one here:

There is going to be a cruise-in held for Tyler on the 15th of this month at Little Rebel here in Greer to raise a little money to help out with the trip. This wonderful lady, her son, and her grandson AJ, plus a lady Helen, are doing this for Tyler and our family so we can be with Tyler instead of worrying from far away. These people are so wonderful and love helping children when they can. We thank them all so much. Lets pray it doesn’t rain or they won’t be able to do this.

Also Tyler ask me about a friend Steven. He says he wants me to tell Steven he loves the computer. He and his teacher use it every day. He said to tell Steven thank him for caring so much about him. Tyler knows that if it wasn’t for Steven he wouldn’t have had all the birthday parties and his dog and all the other wonderful things hes done to make Tyler happy.


There’s no way to send a thank you, except on Tyler’s page. You all are gods and angels, and with out you, Tyler wouldn’t have been able to have all his surgeries and appointments. He wouldn’t have been able to make the long trips.

Jayden and Ethan are doing fine. Nathan is sick with a fever and runny nose. I am all better and loving having the boys living close.

One more thing… Jessica, Tyler’s 21-year-old cousin has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She has taken shots every other day to slow it down. Jessica has a 24-hour nurse on call for her and will have to have therapy. She is having a hard time. Please pray for her. This is Nathan’s real mom. I also raised her most her life.

Pray, pray, pray for my Jessica. I’m going to try to get some one make her a Caring Bridge page. We are having Nathan checked to be sure he wasn’t born with this.

Tyler still loves getting snail mail and loves you all for sending it to him. We love you all!

Darlene Cox

Tyler Tucker c/o Darlene Cox
PO BOX 14386
Greenville, SC 29610

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