Calling all heroes: Boy with leukemia needs birthday cards

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 109K+Poster

    Mother of boy with cancer seeks cards from his heroes

    Tyler Seddon diagnosed with leukemia for second time

    PASCOAG, R.I. —The mother of a little boy with leukemia said she wants his seventh birthday to be special, and is looking to first responders for help.

    Tyler Seddon will turn 7 on March 6, and his mother, Rachel, said she wants it to be the best day of his life.
    Watch a report by clicking here
    “He goes crazy over firefighters and police,” she said. “We want this to be a special birthday, because you never know what could be next.”
    Seddon said Tyler loves firefighters and other first responders, so she wants as many of them as possible to send him birthday cards.
    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.
    Seddon said her son was recently released from a hospital and is resting at home.
    A website, "Tyler's Troops," is currently being set up for more information. In the meantime a GoFundMe account was also started to help with donations for Tyler.
    Any first responders who would like to send Tyler a birthday card can send them to 96 South Main St., Pascoag, R.I. 02859.

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  2. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Count me in. Card and trinkets will be in the mail in a couple of days. I hope others here will do the same.
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  3. kwflatbed

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  4. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member


    Sent from my flux capacitor using 1.21 jigawatts
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  5. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Bought some stuff from the academy store today to send to Tyler. Anyone else gonna join in?
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  6. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    No one else? Do you guys know something I don't?
  7. zm88

    zm88 MassCops Member

    We don't exactly have Loss Prevention tshirts or anything to send so donated to the gofundme account.
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  8. Herrdoktor

    Herrdoktor MassCops Member

    We are sending a big ass card that most of the fire and police guys signed.

    Attached are stickers, tshirt, pictures and a small PWC cruiser.
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  9. grn3charlie

    grn3charlie No! My teeth are real. See?

    We are putting a package together.
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  10. nikc12

    nikc12 MassCops Member

    Sending a card with some patches and a junior officer badge tomorrow.
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  11. USM C-4

    USM C-4 MassCops Member

    One of my officers is getting a card together. I'll throw in a few patches from here and elsewhere as well.
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  12. USM C-4

    USM C-4 MassCops Member

    Just worked the Mardi Gras parade with the officer who is handling our effort. She is bringing the card in tomorrow for the platoons working out on Sunday and then the other two platoons and the desk weenies can sign it on Monday. I gave her a department patch and Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association sticker to go in the envelope.
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  13. GD

    GD MassCops Member

    Over 250 police, fire, military personnel coming to Tyler's birthday celebration

    Posted: Mar 03, 2014 1:39 PM EST
    Updated: Mar 03, 2014 1:39 PM EST
    By Alana Cerrone

    Police officers, firefighters, and military members from across the country are coming to Burrillville to make a local boy's dream come true.

    Tyler Seddon is battling leukemia, and for his 7th birthday on Thursday March 6, hundreds of his heroes – first responders and military members – will be in Burrillville to make his birthday special.

    On Thursday, a Burrillville Police Officer will pick Tyler up and take him to the police station, where he will be sworn in as Chief for the Day and get to wear his own police-type uniform. Colonel Stephen Lynch and the rest of the staff will welcome him, as he sits in the Chief's chair and then tours the station.

    Then, an officer will drive Tyler by his school, A.T. Levy, where his classmates will be waving to him. After that, they're off to Wright's Farm where Tyler will be honored by over 250 police officers, firefighters, and military personnel.

    Over 185 police cars, 12 police motorcycles, and 30 pieces of fire apparatus from departments all over New England will be coming to join the celebration for Tyler.

    Organizers want to point out that the gathering at Wright's Farm is not open to the public.

    (C) WLNE-TV 2014
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  14. grn3charlie

    grn3charlie No! My teeth are real. See?

    That is AWESOME!!! Very happy for Tyler. Would love to be there to see his face when he opens the package I sent out today from my department.
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  16. grn3charlie

    grn3charlie No! My teeth are real. See?

    OUSTANDING LAPD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  17. zm88

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  18. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Pretty cool, huh? Almost looks like a recruiting video. Hopefully Tyler will like it too.
  19. PBC FL Cop

    PBC FL Cop Subscribing Member

    That was awesome, LAPD!!!! First Class all the way...
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  20. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 109K+Poster

    Massachusetts State Police shared Trooper Dustin Fitch's photo.
    Tomorrow is the convoy for Tyler's Troops. If you see a large amount of public safety vehicles tomorrow, from multiple agencies, including State Police, you will know why. Take a look at Trooper Dustin Fitch post on the event.

    There will be a large amount of police cruisers departing for Rhode Island from the I-95/Route 128 area. If you would like to share your support, take a look at the post and share.
    Tyler’s Troops Convoy Update

    Tomorrow, Thursday March 6th will be the convoy to meet Tyler on his 7th birthday. As you all know he has asked for cards from public safety members as he battles his second fight with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Take a look at for more information.

    We have had a tremendous outpouring of support of this event. There are multiple agencies going to this event. We have been asked by many where the convoy will be going, so the public can share their support. Unfortunately, the final destination in Harrisville, Rhode Island is not open to the public due to the limited space.

    However, if you wish to see some of the participants and show your support, here is the schedule:
    Burlington, MA: There will be a large group staging at the Burlington Mall, which will depart there at 7:30 a.m., which will proceed down Route 128 to exit 4 (Rt 138 South) in Canton.
    Canton, MA: There will be a large staging area at the Ponkapoag Golf Course/Metropolis Rink located at intersection of Washington St and Turnpike Street (Route 138). Officers arriving in Canton should be there no later than 7:30 a.m.

    The two groups will converge in Canton at the Washington St & Route 138 intersection. The convoy will proceed down Washington Street, onto Chapman Street and then onto Neponsit Street. The convoy will then enter I-95 and continue to Rhode Island.

    MEDIA: There will be a staging area at Canton Police Department at 1492 Washington St, if you wish to get footage of the convoy departing for Rhode Island. If you wish to get footage at the final destination, it will be in the parking lot at Wright’s Farm at 84 Inman Road Harrisville, RI. Again, the final destination at Wright’s IS NOT open to the public due to space restrictions.

    I will be tweeting photos as the day progresses. Follow me at @DustinGFitch and ‪#‎TylersTroops‬ for other participating agencies.
  21. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 109K+Poster

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  22. GD

    GD MassCops Member

    It's going to be a great day for him.
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  24. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 109K+Poster

  25. BigThree

    BigThree New Member

    What a great story and an amazing show of support for Tyler.

    For those of you near Boston there is a bone marrow drive at the Stoneham Boys and Girls Club (15 Dale Court, Stoneham, MA 02180) from 10AM-1PM tomorrow. Testing is free ages 18-44 and all results will go to the national registry to potentially save Tyler, or thousands of others waiting.

    Please contact me with any questions. Thank you.

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