Tyler Jenkins is an amazing person with a sunny personality and smile that is simply unforgettable (as you can see in the photos here). He does not deserve what has happened to him.
On November 12th 2013, the day before his 23rd birthday, Tyler found out he has an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer. Ewing sarcoma is the name of the affliction. It is a very rare form of cancer and is usually not found in adults. After days of rigorous testing, it was found inhabiting his left and right hips, cervical spine, spinal cord, chest, right shoulder, ribs, and liver.
It is believed that this disease has been spreading through his body for around 2 years, but was misdiagnosed as sciatica.
So, for the last two years his pain has been growing along with the
cancer. He felt helpless to it, but did his best to push through day-to-day life acting
like nothing was wrong.
On Friday, November 22nd, Tyler began his first round of chemotherapy. He will continue to get chemo on a bi-weekly schedule (one treatment every two weeks) until further notice. In between these major treatments he will need to be medicated with various drugs for pain, nausea, etc.
Since the day of his diagnosis, Tyler has spent most of his time inside a hospital and hospitals are expensive! The medical debt accrued from an illness such as this is simply unfathomable. He has minimal health insurance, which isn't going to cover much at all, and no savings to support him through this. He needs our help! The ONLY thing he should be thinking about right now is getting better.
Every penny earned here will go to help pay Tyler's medical bills. Chemotherapy, medications, blood tests, MRI's, x-rays, a hospital bed for his home, radiation therapy, hospital stays... that is what your money will buy for a truly deserving person.
Donate and join Team Tyler! Let's ease the financial burden from him so he can focus on what is really important.
Other Ways You Can Help
- If you can't contribute financially spread the word! The more people who know Tyler's story the better!
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- Keep Tyler in your thoughts and prayers.