UPDATE 1-4-2010:

The Greenville News is going to do a story on Tyler. If you reached this page from that story, please consider a donation to any Sun Trust Bank in SC by using the name Darlene Cox for Tyler Tucker and Greenville SC. You can also donate by sending via PayPal to .

You can mail donations to:

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

Thank you so much for your kindness, caring and support!

Hello Everyone,

Well Christmas is over and we are into a new year. I hope it’s going to be a good one.
I want to thank everyone one more time for helping with Tyler’s and his family’s Christmas. He had a wonderful Christmas because you cared.

It’s been really rough on the entire family. Tyler’s dad just cannot seem to find a job and even if he did, he wouldn’t have any way to get there because they don’t have a car and live a long way from town. Tyler has been sick for seven years now. I do all the driving, taking Ashley to the doctors with Tyler or where ever they have to go. Don’t get this wrong…I don’t mind doing anything I can for Ashley and her boys. I just wish they would get a break. Job and car would make life so much easier.

Tyler is doing OK. His legs are hurting a lot and he’s having trouble eating. His mouth is twisting around when he tries to eat, causing pain.

I took some time to play with the boys yesterday. Jayden and Nathan were chasing a plane around, Tyler sitting on play-station and Ethan was riding his little car. They all seemed so happy. As I sat there watching them, I was wondering how Tyler could be so happy, knowing what he will have to go through in March. I found myself asking why. Why Tyler? I was angry, wondering why God let Tyler go through all this…why couldn’t it be me and not my little boy? I don’t know why; only god does. I’m really worried about the upcoming jaw replacement, to the point where I can’t sleep for worrying. It won’t be long and Tyler will have to go through all this again.

Please keep him in your prayers. Dr. Rodriquez said that we will be in Maryland about three weeks. Gosh it’s so hard to know that we will have to leave the other boys home and be away from them that long. It makes me want to cry. Ethan’s two, Nathan’s 3, Jayden’s four. Even though I know their daddy will take good care of them, it just breaks my heart to be away from them. I wish I had an apartment or some way to take them, but that would just make things harder.

I can remember Tyler when they put the titanium jaw in. He told me he was out of his body, floating toward a light, that he was seeing all kinds of things and then saw his mom crying. He said he went back to her. No eight year old makes something like that up. So please, please get everyone you know praying for Tyler. Maybe even put a link to his page on your web pages. God will hear your prayers. I don’t know what it is. I just feel different about this surgery. I pray God will hear my cries and not let Tyler suffer. This operation is life threatening. He will be in intensive care for a while. I will be having a yard sale for Tyler the first weekend of March. Details later.

Tyler has asked me to take money from his account to buy him a portable dvd player to take to the hospital with him. He has a bible his teacher got him for Christmas that he will also be taking to the hospital. Gosh March will be here in two short months.

Anyone wanting to help Tyler can donate at tylertucker.com using the paypal donation box. Just scroll down and look for it on the right. You can also use our paypal email address: . You can mail donations to:

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

God bless each of you and thank you for all you do. We love you all.

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


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

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