Saturday, August 26, 2017, Tyler Cernik thought it would be a great day of riding the dunes. However, fate was not in his favor.
He fractured his C5 vertebrae, damaged his spinal cord, and fractured his jaw. He could not feel his legs or anything else from his solar plexus down. After a 3-hour surgery, he was told he would likely never walk again.
At the moment, he is without health insurance. He deserves the best care possible, but his family may not be able to pay for it.
Tyler's passion is living life to the fullest. He takes care of those around him so they can take advantage of all that life has to offer alongside him. He's honest, forthright, and compassionate. He's always been there for his family and friends. It's time now for us to be there for him. He's a welder, fabricator, and mechanic. Currently, his dexterity is non-existent. He needs to be able to work with his hands.
He will most likely need another surgery, he will need rehabilitation, and he may attempt stem cell therapy. This fundraiser will help get Tyler started on the road to recovery.