The Tyler

{the Tyler} As the sun has set on this Friday night, tonight’s most beautiful light is Tyler.

We are so honored to introduce the Tyler Binkeez for Comfort inspired by the bravest little boy.

As shared with us by his momma, On November 10, 2003 our lives were changed forever with the birth of our son. We were told words that no parent wants to hear, your son is gravely ill. Tyler was born 3 weeks early with an underlying diagnosis of hydrocephalus, or water on the brain. He was born without the ability to regulate his spinal fluid and this caused major swelling in his head. In fact, there was so much fluid it didn’t allow his brain to grow very much at all. This all a result of a stroke he suffered while in utero. He spent 49 days in the NICU, went through numerous surgeries to relieve the fluid in his head.

We weren’t given much hope.

If he survived, we were told he would never eat, sit, crawl, walk, talk, you name it. He did suffer some lifelong complications from the brain damage in that he has vision loss, hearing loss, partial cerebral palsy affecting his left side, and he suffers daily from epilepsy. He cannot walk independently and cannot talk but does communicate with sign language. And he is growing like a normal 11 year old. He eats like a normal 11 year old, sometimes more than normal. He goes to school like a normal 11 year old.

And above all, he is as happy as a normal 11 year old. He brings nothing but joy and strength to everyone around him.

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