Often times the discussion on who our heroes are is limited to police, firefighters and our soldiers — and rightfully so — but the story of Arizona eighth grader Tyler Hallsey is one that might make each of the aforementioned tough guys take notice.
Hallsey was diagnosed with a brain tumor on February 8. Pontine Glioma was the diagnosis, something that just 100-150 children get diagnosed with every year.
Shortly after being diagnosed, Tyler sat with his father Chris and they talked about the road ahead and what they should do. “Whatever it takes,” Tyler said, and that has been the rallying cry for friends, family and supporters as they collectively try to tackle the tumor head on.
Tyler has undergone painful steroid and chemotherapy treatment since then to try to kill off the tumor. On May 3, the tumor remained but there were two areas of dead cells in the tumor that give them hope.
As you can imagine, it takes a tough little man to