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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/12

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Please unite to raise money for Tyler Joel and his family.

On Saturday, August 18th, a beautiful baby boy named Tyler Joel was born to his mother Danielle, father Walter, and three older brothers; Michael, Bryan, and Daniel. Tyler went home a healthy baby on Monday, August 20th. The following day he was admitted into the hospital and was fighting for his life.

On Thursday, August 23rd, Tyler was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder called Nonketotic hyperglycemia. Nonketotic hyperglycinemia (also known as glycine encephalopathy) is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormally high levels of the amino acid glycine. Affected infants typically experience lethargy, feeding difficulties, hypotonia, abnormal jerking movements, profound intellectual disability, seizures and life-threatening problems with breathing. There are many forms of this condition with variable signs and symptoms.

Luckily for Tyler, he has two AMAZING parents who detected that something was wrong with him almost immediately after his birth. Their natural instincts have given the doctors who are caring for him an optimistic outlook. The fight is far from over though, so PLEASE continue to keep Tyler and his family close to your heart!

Donations of any amount are being asked for, to assist this family financially. The total cost of medical and personal needs are unknown at this time, but are beginning to build-up. In addition to a monetary donation, or even if you are unable to make one, please keep Tyler and his family close to your heart.

On behalf of Tyler's family, I would like to thank you for your generosity, prayers, and thoughts!
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