Help Tyler Walk Again
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.
It's been almost 4 months since his spinal cord injury. Tyler is home but he still needs our help. He is currently paying out of pocket for his outpatient physical therapy sessions which run about $460 per session. These are critical for him especially within the first year of his injury.
I know there are a lot of places and people you can choose to donate to, but we hope you choose to bless Tyler with a Christmas donation. What a wonderful gift it would be for Tyler to walk again.
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Merry Christmas everyone!
He used a walker to take his step, but he was harness-free! We just had to share this huge news as soon as we heard it!
We also would like to thank you all again for your donations and support. Let's keep up the sharing, prayers, and good thoughts!