Suprise 30th Birtday Party

Hello everyone!! I hope and pray all are well and healthy during these extremely physically and mentally tough times. I am creating this go fund me for my son Tyler. Most of you know our story, but here’s some background in case you do not. I raised Tyler by myself. He was an extraordinary child! As he grew older he was very selfless and always wanted to help others less fortunate. He feeds the same homeless man, in the same spot, whenever he can since he was 17 years old. He always puts other persons needs before his own. At the age of 21, he was faced with the most horrible news a young man could be faced with. He was told that his mother, me, only had 6 weeks to live due to my diagnosis of Stage 4 metastatic colon cancer.  He was only 21, no other siblings in the home, just him and I. My son devoted his entire 20’s taking care of his mother, me, without not one complaint EVER!! To this day, by the grace of God, I am still alive. I am not the Mom he grew up knowing. I have many complications, and new adjustments happening on a regular basis to sustain my life. I AM VERY LUCKY!! Without the love, prayers, support of my family, friends, and physicians, I wouldn’t be here. But most of all, without the outpouring strength and love of my son, I definitely would not be her. You see, in June of 2021 Tyler turns 30!! I am so very blessed to be here and able to see it!! Unfortunately, I am not in a financial position, because I can no longer work as a Nurse as I did most of my life, to throw him the birthday bash he so very much deserves. I feel as if I robbed him of his 20’s because he was always taking care of me. It would mean the world to me to throw him a wonderful, unforgettable 30th birthday celebration he would never forget!! This is why I am reaching out to the public for assistance in helping me make this wish of mine come true! If you can help with a donation or even a share that would be very much appreciated! I will also keep everyone informed of what I am doing with the money and what everything costs. I know there are many scam artists out there, please believe me I am not one of them. Thank you in advance for your time and reading of a small part of our story. By the way, he is blocked from this post lol. May you all continue to be blessed and have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New year. I am in need of a venue, caterer, DJ, and decorator also. Any and all suggestions are welcome!!
Thank you♥️

Shelly (Thompson) Okemba


  • Kimberlee Borchers 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Michele Snyder 
    • $20 
    • 12 d
  • Heather Zabower 
    • $10 
    • 16 d
  • Lynn Hendricks 
    • $50 
    • 25 d
  • Karen Voorhees 
    • $25 
    • 26 d

Organizer and beneficiary

Shelly Okemba 
Allentown, PA
Tyler Bartley 
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