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The doctors in Maryland called yesterday talked to Ashley. They still want to use the hipbone to replace the jaw on Jan. 24. They said that they now have a tub of some kind that they didn’t have before and that there is a possibility that it will help with the surgery. They said the surgery will be a rough one, but it will help Tyler with some of the horrible pain he’s been having.

Tyler will have to have a pain pump in his hip along with all the pain medication. The doctor also told Ashley that this is still a temporary fix and that Tyler will have to keep having these surgeries all his life to keep him from hurting and to let him be able to eat and function. There is no permanent fix for Tyler’s jaw.

Oh, how I hurt for my TyTy. Please pray for him. It’s all in god’s hands. I am asking god to please wrap his arms around Tyler and keep him safe. Tyler will be in Maryland three weeks or longer. We have the Ronald McDonald house set up for a month. It won’t be long until Tyler will have to go to Maryland again. I know god will take care of my boy.

We need donations for Tyler and his surgery. Doctor Rodriguez is not there now and they will be charging us whatever Tyler’s South Carolina Medicaid won’t pay. Please pray that our finances will get better. God is good and will provide a way. God bless each of you and thanks to all Tyler’s angels out there. Without your love, prayers and support, there would be no Tyler. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The hard part is that I will be having surgery on Feb. 13 and won’t be able to go with Tyler. My pre op will be Feb. 5. I have to have skin removed from losing so much weight. My doctor also said this would be hard, but that I would be so glad, I had it done. My Medicare has approved it because of large sores where the skin hangs.

I have had a hard week. Christmas is all most here and I had two sweet cousins this week that earned their wings. Ruby Little and my uncle Aron’s 21-year-old grandson, Jason. RIP you will be missed.

Darlene Cox, Tyler tucker
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Hello All,

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had so much to thank God for. Tyler is not feeling well, though. His jaw is giving him a fit. Also, the leg pain is worse. He has an appointment with Dr. Debris on the 4th about his jaw hurting so much. And he has an appointment to see his leg Doctor on the 9th. Ashley said she knows he will have to have more screws put in his legs. His foot is slipping off the big bone again.

Please say a prayer for Tyler. I know he has angels out there that love him so much. We do not know what is going to happen with the Maryland doctors, since Dr. Rodriguez is not there. We received a letter saying that each clinic visit will be two hundred dollars and that doesn’t include the tests or x-rays. Dr. Rodriguez didn’t charge us, but the hospital did.

The hospital accepted SC Medicaid, but that didn’t cover all the bills, so we are expected to pay the rest. We already owe a big bill. I don’t know how long they will keep seeing Tyler. God I am so worried. I don’t know what he’s going to do.

The doctors will do the jaw surgery on the 24th. They will be putting a temporary jaw in. Tyler said he does not want them to take his hipbone for the surgery. I have put it in God’s hands. We cannot find a doctor that will accept Tyler as patient because of all the surgeries he’s had. We have contacted so, so many, no luck.

We will have to drive to Maryland. If any of Tyler angels would have it in their hearts to help with Tyler’s trip, you can donate at:

Pay-Pal –

or mail at:

Darlene Cox for Tyler Tucker

PO BOX 14386

Greenville, SC 29610

I know god will bless you for helping Tyler and his family!

Christmas is coming in about 23 days. I have to trust in God that it will be a good one for Tyler, his brothers and Nathan.

I thank all of Tyler’s angels. I know in my heart that without your love and support, Tyler wouldn’t be here to enjoy this Christmas. This will be surgery number 60 for this sweet little 13-year-old boy.

God bless. Please let your children know how much you love them. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring.

Hi everyone,

Well, Tyler’s about the same. He’s taking his pain medication. Tyler has three appointments coming up here in Greenville with a surgeon about his jaw, with his leg doctor and with a pain clinic. He’s such a trooper. Tyler’s still saying he does not want his hipbone taken, but he will still have surgery. They will take the jaw that was built for him and put in his jaw. God bless each of you for all your love a support of Tyler. Ashley is doing a little better after having her teeth taken out.

I have been hurting in my legs, knees and hips, causing me to stumble and fall, so I had to go get an MRI. Bad news, the doctor said that she didn’t realize it was so bad. She said I would have to have surgery. I have appointments with surgeon on Dec 5. I am hoping they can wait till after Tyler’s surgery on January 27. I don’t know because doctor said that if I don’t have both knees operated on that in a year’s time, I won’t be able to walk … and it may not be fixable. she said that all the cartilage is gone and she does not even know how I am walking around now, so please put this in your prayers, and know that we are grateful and thank god for all Tyler’s angels .

Frogging’ (f.r.o.g. – fully rely on god)



You can donate to help Tyler at:



Tyler tucker c/o Darlene Cox

Po Box 14386

Greenville, SC 29610

Hi every one,

Well, not much change.

Tyler is still having a lot of pain now in his legs and jaw. The cold weather is making it worse. I talked to him this morning and he said he does not want the doctors to take his hipbone. He wants them to put the jaw in that they made instead.

Please keep praying for Tyler and our family. He’s facing this surgery January 27.

I want you to pray for his mom, Ashley. She was having so much pain from gums and badly decaying teeth. They were painful and actually breaking off. We couldn’t find any one to help her without coming up with $5,000, so her dad has taken her to Florence to dentist. They will be removing all her teeth today. These are doctors in training. Even then, she has to come up with $740.

I just couldn’t stand seeing her hurting, so pray she’s going to be okay.

Christmas is coming soon if you want to help Tyler’s, family please contact me. Or donate to:


Or mail: Tyler tucker c/o Darlene Cox

Po Box 14386

Greenville, SC 29610

We love all Tyler’s angels and are so grateful for all you have done to help. God bless.

Froggin’ (f.r.o.g. – fully rely on god)


Tyler saw the doctors at the University of Maryland yesterday. We are not too happy. Our wonderful Dr. Rodriguez has taken another job at the University of New York, and they will not accept Tyler’s Medicaid so he has to stay at the University of Maryland with a couple of doctors that were on Dr. Rodriguez’s team. Dr. Rodriguez said that he’s not giving up on Tyler, but leaving Tyler in hands that he trusts. He said he will only be a phone call away.

He said that this is a once in a lifetime chance that he couldn’t turn down. I don’t know how this is going to work out, because Dr. Rodriguez didn’t charge Tyler, only the hospital did. They accepted Medicaid at the rate South Carolina paid. We are expected to pay everything above that. We owe the hospital thousands right now. I think that the new doctors will expect payment. I don’t know what will happen with that. Low-income families just don’t have it. I can’t blame them for that. Please keep praying for Tyler

His surgery is set for January 27. They are trying to get it all arranged. It will take a lot to get all the doctors together for this surgery, which will be 12 to 15 hours or longer. They will be taking Tyler’s hipbone. This time, we didn’t want them taking any more bone from Tyler. There isn’t anything left to take. But we don’t have much choice. He has to have the surgery and he has to have a doctor. But no doctors will accept Tyler because of all of the previous surgeries.

This will be Tyler’s 60th surgery. Can you know the hurt, the suffering, the worries and the pain? What if this was your child? We know god has placed angels in Tyler’s life. That’s why he’s still here.

Tyler will be starting a pain clinic here in Greenville. He has been taking pain medication so long that the Maryland doctor thinks he needs pain management. He will have a pain pump while in the hospital in Maryland. Gosh, angels we need your prayers. We are set up with Ronald McDonald House for a month starting January 25.

If anyone wants to help with Christmas, please let us know. This family really needs it. I will be putting a few jars out to try helping Tyler.


FROGgin’ (F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely On God)



You can donate to help Tyler at



Tyler Tucker c/o Darlene Cox

PO BOX 14386

Greenville, SC 29610

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