November 14th, 1989 Kyle J Humphrey was Born with Spina Bifida (his spine out of his back- see it wrapped up) he also had Hydrocephalus (too much water on the brain) instead of handing mom her baby they handed her this photo
as they rushed him into surgery, he had 3 operations within 24hours of being born. NO PROBLEM he was a tough cookie!
Within the first month of life he was back in the hospital 6 times and had two more surgeries. NO PROBLEM he handled it like a pro at one month old.
By the time he was one and a half years old he had had multiple brain surgeries, stomach surgeries, spine surgeries, and surgery on one of his hips and was in a body cast from ankles to armpits for 6 full weeks at one and a half. Then had a resident break his fragile leg leading to another cast for another 6 weeks. NO PROBLEM, Kyle loved his CHEO family.
Doctors tried to tell Kyles mom he would never walk, or be able to sit up on his own and would have serious mental challanges. WELL THAT WAS A PROBLEM!! By this age his mom taught him that there was NO SUCH THING AS CAN'T. So he sat up!
he walked ( his way)gave mom away at her wedding
and the only mental problem the doctors could find was that he wouldn't listen to them , but he did teach them a few things. He taught them what he could do! At 7 years old he was diagnosed with something called Arnold Chairi ( the cause of his breathing problems, upper body weakness, and inability to grow) on his 7th Birthday only a week after his baby brother was born Kyle had to undergo one of the most painful surgeries of all time. NO PROBLEM but he really wanted to see his brother first.
Throughout the years Kyle had many surgeries, some of which led to complications, three bringing him close to death! (So close to death here but he kept pushing and he kept smiling trying to hide his pain.)
A three month Coma, and over 100 operatations and hundreds of proceedures and thousands of days in the hospital and Kyle and his mom still had NO PROBLEM with the hand of cards they were dealt. They loved life, and they loved the people in their lives.
March 30th, 2017 Kyle recieved the shock of a lifetime, was diagnosed with a rare form of Multiple Sclerosis called Primary Progressive ( there is no break for him, things progress and get worse as each day goes on) NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM! Kyle has spent his entire life helping others, spreading his love and happiness everywhere he goes, mentoring the youth of today to believe in themselves, to believe there is NO SUCH THING AS CAN'T, he has assisted multiple people and companies with funding assistance to make their buildings or lives accessible, teaching others about accessibility, helping with any chairty he could help with, raising money for those who need it and reminding so many that they matter! That they are important.
NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE OUR KYLE!!
He has been diagnoses with a rare type of Multiple Sclerosis called Primary Progressive. The doctor said it is like being told you have stage 4 cancer, there is no cure but you can slow down the progress of the disease with a medication that will NOT cure him, there is no cure . The cost is not covered by the government, it is $65,000.00 a year and I know that if anyone deserves a chance to keep going it is Kyle.
WE need more time with this amazing guy and if you can help, every dollar counts.
E-tranfers can go to [email redacted] if you would prefer. You can also send any questions to us at the above address. Please know how much we appreciate your help. $5, $10, $50, $100 whatever you can do please help us reach our goal and pass this message along to all your friends.
Come and meet Kyle September 18th, 2017 at 280 Slater at 11:30 and watch him rappel down a 22 Story building showing the world what he CAN do! Even though he needs money to save himself he is raising money for Easter Seals children because he remembers how much they meant to him when he was young.
HELP KYLE KEEP MAKING A DIFFERNCE IN THIS WORLD. PLEASE
- Debbie Mercier
- Sarah Clarke
- Karen Mac Ginnis
- Christian N
- Bonnie Paradis
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