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.
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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.