Rallying For Tyler Fockler

On Monday, March 6, Tyler was badly burned in a kitchen fire. He was transported to a burn unit in San Jose, where he remains under care. Tyler has 2nd degree burns on his face and both 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his arms and legs. All things considered, he is in good spirits, but Tyler and his family- including his wife Allyson and baby Stevie have some trying days ahead. The healing process will be both painful and arduous. He underwent his first surgery at the time of this writing.

While Tyler has health insurance, it certainly does not account for many of the expenses that will pile up. Deductibles. Copays, lost wages, therapies. And more.

Over the years, Tyler has contributed to the local community as a youth baseball coach. He has touched young lives through the gift of sport- essentially paying it forward after his own successful career. It is time for the community to take care of one of our own.  Tyler has certainly earned it.

The beauty of crowdfunding is that every contribution, no matter how modest, can help. Please consider contributing whatever you can.

In addition to financial considerations, it is important to note the toll that this will take on Tyler's wife, Allyson. The increased responsibility will be a lot to bare, and she has requested help with both meals and childcare.

Tyler appreciates calls and texts, as they lighten his spirits and help him through each day. However, the Burn Unit restricts visitation, so if you wish to reach out, please do so by phone.

Tyler and Allyson are receiving an outpouring of love and emotional support and wish to thank all that people that have-and will- support them in a variety of ways.

Please spread this Gofundme campaign far and wide. Let's cast a wide net to support Tyler,  Allyson and little Stevie.

Thank you.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Matt Meachen 
Santa Cruz, CA
Allyson Grande 
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