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Tyler's Story

As Tyler was jumping on his bed, his mum, Sara noticed a lump the size of a 20 cent coin on his back. While her husband Craig and eldest son Caleb stayed in Cairns, Sara and Tyler flew to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane for tests.

Every time they knocked him out, Tyler would cling to me, saying: ‘No, mum’. Then he would go limp. I hated it.

Sara, Tyler’s Mum

After endless scans and tests, Tyler was diagnosed with cancer on his second birthday. Tyler's treatment started the very next day.

After the initial intense phase of treatment, Tyler received ongoing maintenance chemotherapy to ensure the tumour did not grow back. He was in treatment for a total of 11 months.

On 14 February 2018 Tyler reached 7 years since his last day of treatment. Today, Tyler loves riding his bike and casting his rod when he goes fishing with his dad – but his bait is never in the water long enough to catch a fish as he keeps winding it in so he can cast again!

It’s awful to know that my special boy will live with side-effects for the rest of his life. But Tyler’s alive and I’m so grateful for that.

Sara, Tyler’s Mum

Thank you to all the donors for your ongoing  support. By participating in the Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride you are helping us get closer to curing every child, just like Tyler. 

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