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Help Tyler Walk Again

$11,542 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 114 people in 5 months

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.

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All year is a time for giving, but especially now.

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.

Please share this post as much as possible.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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Humongous news. Tyler has been working in physical therapy to learn how to walk again. He's been in a harness that holds his body weight while he is guided by railings. Today, almost 8 weeks after his accident and 6 weeks after he started physical therapy, he called us himself to tell us he took his first step on his own!!

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!
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We are Aaron Johnson & Vicki Soter. We are very close friends with Tyler Cernik and we are raising money to help with medical costs such as equipment and physical therapy costs. We will be withdrawing the funds to our account for Tyler to use since he is still in the hospital. Tyler and Family will direct us on how to use these funds for his benefit such as physical therapy and medical equipment . Thank you all so much for your loving support. His Overall mood has been raised over the last few days. He is continuing to get stronger and stronger by the day. The team of doctors believe in him!
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Tyler is now 5 weeks past his accident and has had 4 weeks of physical therapy. Before PT HE had sensation everywhere, could move his arms, and left leg. Now he has a larger range of motion in his left leg and it's getting stronger. He can move the fingers on his left hand and he has moved his right leg. We are all amazed at the amount of progress he has made but he still needs our help. He has qualified for disability Medicaid but it will not cover any outpatient PT when he is discharged from the hospital and brought back home. He will have to pay out of pocket for each session. We are told it will cost around $460 per session. Physical therapy is critical within the first 6 months to a year for Tyler. This gofundme will continue to help cover the costs of his outpatient physical therapy as well as any other costs his family needs help with. Thank you again to everyone that has donated and shared thus far. Please keep sharing! Tyler still needs all our encouragement and support!
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