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Seddon’s mother says cancer cells decreasing

Outpouring from first responders for boy with leukemia

BOSTON — Tyler Seddon, the brave 7-year-old boy battling leukemia for the second time, is almost in remission, according to his mother, Rachel.

In a Facebook post, Rachel Seddon-Dunn said Tyler’s leukemia cells have decreased from 5 percent to .03 percent, which means he’s nearly in remission.

“Tyler’s feeling great,” she wrote in the post.

In the post, Seddon-Dunn said Tyler is looking at two more cycles of chemotherapy and then he will be ready for a bone marrow transplant when a donor is found.

 


Officer worked for LAPD since 1998

A Los Angeles police officer who was featured in a special birthday video for Tyler Seddon was killed in the line of duty Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Watch the LAPD video here

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Officer Nicholas Choung Lee was killed when a truck slammed into his police cruiser in Beverly Hills.

“#LAPD Police Officer III Nicholas Lee, Serial No. 34980. A man of greatness and selflessness. Nick was a great cop. May he rest in peace,” Beck tweeted Friday.

Lee was featured in a birthday video created for Seddon, 7, who is battling leukemia for a second time. Seddon’s mother had pleaded for first responders to send him birthday cards, and the response was overwhelming.

 


Tyler Seddon wants cards from police, firefighters 

PASCOAG, R.I. —The young Rhode Island boy whose mother’s efforts to make his seventh birthday special have gone viral on the Internet has been admitted to the hospital with an infection, his mother said

Tyler Seddon was admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital Thursday night “with a persistent fever which doctors hope to bring under control,” his mother, Rachel, said.

“Please keep him in your prayers,” a Twitter post Friday from TylersTroops read.

Watch NewsCenter 5’s report | Photos: First responders send gifts

Seddon, who has leukemia, will celebrate his birthday on March 6, and his mother wants it to be the best day of his life.

“He goes crazy over firefighters and police,” Rachel Seddon said. “We want this to be a special birthday, because you never know what could be next.”

Seddon said Tyler wants as many of them as possible to send him birthday cards.

The plea, first reported by WCVB-TV on Monday, reached many New England law enforcement agencies, which are using Facebook to enlist first-responders to deliver cards in person next month.

Dozens of cards and donations totaling $10,000 have been received. The money will be used to offset medical bills.

Tyler needs a bone marrow transplant, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy to buy him some time while the search for a marrow donor continues.


Tyler Seddon diagnosed with leukemia for second time

PASCOAG, R.I. — The mother of a little boy with leukemia said she wants his seventh birthday to be special, and is looking to first responders for help.

Tyler Seddon will turn 7 on March 6, and his mother, Rachel, said she wants it to be the best day of his life.

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“He goes crazy over firefighters and police,” she said. “We want this to be a special birthday, because you never know what could be next.”

Seddon said Tyler loves firefighters and other first responders, so she wants as many of them as possible to send him birthday cards.

Tyler needs a bone marrow transplant, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy to buy him some time while the search for a marrow donor continues.

Seddon said her son was recently released from a hospital and is resting at home.

A website, “Tyler’s Troops,” is currently being set up for more information. In the meantime a GoFundMe account was also started to help with donations for Tyler.

Any first responders who would like to send Tyler a birthday card can send them to 96 South Main St., Pascoag, R.I. 02859.

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