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TeamTYLERStrong

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On March 11, 2017 Tyler Armstrong had a near drowning accident and suffered cardiac arrest resulting in an anoxic brain injury. Tyler’s life was dramatically altered that day as was his family’s.

Instead of focusing on computer science at Michigan State University, Tyler is learning how to sleep through the night again, walk independently, perform simple self care tasks, manage his abnormal muscle tone and learn verbal communication skills. Our family members have taken on new roles as caregivers, medical researchers and support systems.

The past year has been consumed with rehabilitation, consults and therapy with Neurologist, Physiatrist, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Internal medicine, Infectious disease, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Psychiatry,along with, alternative medicine including Hyperbaric oxygen therapy,cranial sacral therapy, GyroStim therapy and holistic health. We have traveled for second opinions to Mayo Clinic, New Orleans, Colorado, Chicago and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Treatments and therapies will be ongoing at this time.

Recovery, we have been told, takes place in small increments over time. We have learned that brain injuries don’t discriminate. We have found strength and support in others families in similar situations. Dr’s that think out of the box give us hope for continued improvement.

Tyler is our Olympian. We are so proud of the progress Tyler has made thus far. His family and friends remain his biggest cheerleaders.

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Tyler continues to slowly improve with the use of the Hyperbaric chamber . Continued dives are critical in healing his brain. His new round of 40 dives just began . Please continue to support Tyler’s journey to recovery.
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In light of the recent drowning death of Olympic Skier Bode Miller's 19-Month-Daughter Emiline there has been increased attention on toddler drowning. Public education and attention to this danger is crucial to prevent more unnecessary drownings. I feel compelled after the drowning of my 21 year son who survived and is recovering from an Anoxic brain injury to remind/educate the public that drowning can and does happen to accomplished swimmers such as Tyler. Teaching your children to swim is not the only step to keeping them safe around water. Shallow water drowning or black out can occur from prolonged breath holding under water, during lap swims or diving for pool toys. Shallow-water blackouts occurs when a person tries to swim underwater for an extraordinarily long time, typically to build endurance. Swimmers often start by taking multiple deep breaths to go a longer distance underwater, causing their blood levels of carbon dioxide to plunge.Once underwater, carbon dioxide levels fail to rise quickly enough to signal the brain to breathe, oxygen levels fall rapidly, and the swimmer faints underwater and drowns.
'Because the swimmer has a low oxygen level at the time of the fainting, brain damage occurs within a couple of minutes, and death is very likely.
Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps also urges coaches to end the risky swim team tradition of marathon breath-holding workouts.Please share this with your swim coaches, parents and children. We cannot bring back countless children or adults back that have lost their lives to drowning but we can prevent more. Water is as dangerous as a loaded gun, child abductor or wild animal. I was with Tyler 10 min before he drown in a small condo pool surrounded by at least 20 people. Tyler was lap swimming when I left the poolside. I never gave a thought that I should be concerned that my record holder swimmer would drown. No one saw Tyler struggle until he was at the bottom of the pool for 4-5 min. It is a myth that drowning victims yell for help, it is silent. Never swim alone, never ignore the urge to breath and be respectful of the water. If you belong to a club pool encourage them to post this sign it could save lives. When swimming at the beach always follow warning flags,undertows are deadly especially in Lake MI. Again this weekend 2 more individuals lost their lives at Grand Haven. If good judgement and safety is used around water countless hour of fun can be experienced when swimming and participating in many water sports.
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In light of the recent drowning death of Olympic Skier Bode Miller's 19-Month-Daughter Emiline there has been increased attention on toddler drowning. Public education and attention to this danger is crucial to prevent more unnecessary drownings. I feel compelled after the drowning of my 21 year son who survived and is recovering from an Anoxic brain injury to remind/educate the public that drowning can and does happen to accomplished swimmers such as Tyler. Teaching your children to swim is not the only step to keeping them safe around water. Shallow water drowning or black out can occur from prolonged breath holding under water, during lap swims or diving for pool toys. Shallow-water blackouts occurs when a person tries to swim underwater for an extraordinarily long time, typically to build endurance. Swimmers often start by taking multiple deep breaths to go a longer distance underwater, causing their blood levels of carbon dioxide to plunge.Once underwater, carbon dioxide levels fail to rise quickly enough to signal the brain to breathe, oxygen levels fall rapidly, and the swimmer faints underwater and drowns.
'Because the swimmer has a low oxygen level at the time of the fainting, brain damage occurs within a couple of minutes, and death is very likely.
Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps also urges coaches to end the risky swim team tradition of marathon breath-holding workouts.Please share this with your swim coaches, parents and children. We cannot bring back countless children or adults back that have lost their lives to drowning but we can prevent more. Water is as dangerous as a loaded gun, child abductor or wild animal. I was with Tyler 10 min before he drown in a small condo pool surrounded by at least 20 people. Tyler was lap swimming when I left the poolside. I never gave a thought that I should be concerned that my record holder swimmer would drown. No one saw Tyler struggle until he was at the bottom of the pool for 4-5 min. It is a myth that drowning victims yell for help, it is silent. Never swim alone, never ignore the urge to breath and be respectful of the water. If you belong to a club pool encourage them to post this sign it could save lives. When swimming at the beach always follow warning flags,undertows are deadly especially in Lake MI. Again this weekend 2 more individuals lost their lives at Grand Haven. If good judgement and safety is used around water countless hour of fun can be experienced when swimming and participating in many water sports.
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Tyler’s oxygen chamber has arrived and is up and running.Tyler is doing 5 dives a week. This means he sits inside the chamber wearing an oxygen mask for 45 minutes. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.
The chamber cost $15,000 and is NOT covered by insurance. Let’s continue to help offset the cost for the Armstrong’s by sharing this page so contributions can continue.
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