The Tidwell Family

Help Marine Corps Major Tyler Tidwell's wife and three young children as he battles ALS, a non-curable disease leading to paralysis and death. 
45454418_1583195256834725_r.jpegThe Marine Corps is medically retiring Tyler due to his rapidly declining health. This will have a significant impact on the family's financial future, as they now need to buy a house while they also continue to pursue elective, experimental treatments for Tyler that are highly expensive. 

Tyler and Cassi have been married for eight years with three kids: Alexandria (4), Bobby (3), and Christian (4 months).
45454418_1583195316822608_r.jpegTyler graduated from the Naval Academy in 2007, where he was a star linebacker on the Navy football team. 

Tyler deployed numerous times in defense of our country as an infantry officer. He led and impacted thousands of Marines with exceptional leadership, character, and morals.
45454418_1583195332583650_r.jpegBefore his fourth overseas deployment, Tyler began experiencing slurred speech and muscle weakness. Unfortunately, his symptoms worsened, and in August 2019, doctors diagnosed him with ALS.

Tyler is getting worse every day. Cassi assists him with many daily tasks, such as walking, bathing, eating, and dressing. 
45454418_1583195347578974_r.jpegTyler is currently a patient with the Wounded Warrior detachment in northern Virginia and he will leave the Marines in mid-2020.

Cassi is the rock of the family. Her courage and toughness in the face of this tragic disease is nothing short of heroic. 

While the DOD and VA cover all standard medical costs, the Tidwell’s have and will continue to pay significant out-of-pocket expenses on elective, experimental treatments in an attempt to slow the progression of his symptoms. They want to proactively battle the disease and not just accept that Tyler will only get worse.

The cost of these past and future elective treatments will run into the hundreds of thousands, along with their planned relocation in order to be near their family and support system in Oklahoma.
45454418_1583195372101108_r.jpegWe need to support this family. Tyler needs to be able to fight the disease without worrying about their finances and Cassi needs to be able to take care of Tyler and her three young children without worry.

The Tidwells are the purest form of a military family and have always sacrificed so that others may be free. Even as Tyler loses his capability to speak and move freely in his body, he continues to find ways to help those around him. 

We need EVERYONE to step up and help the Tidwell family. The time is NOW to help. 

Thank you for your support - it is greatly needed and appreciated. 

If you wish to communicate directly with Tyler and Cassi, they have established a Caring Bridge website where you can leave them messages and receive updates. The link is:


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