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Tyler recently underwent surgery for his lower extremities. In the best non-medical terms I can translate he got his femurs shortened, relocated his patellas, got screws to realign his tibia and ankles and this was done to BOTH legs!

Tyler came to me from foster care at age 13 and was adopted in August of 2019. He went through YEARS of neglect both in foster care and before that with his biological family. When I first met Tyler he was in a stroller and would only crawl on his knees. I made it my priority to get him the therapy and care that he deserves and frankly is entitled to! In the first year that he was with me, he moved to a wheelchair, then a walker and finally being able to ambulate on his own within the house and short distances. This recent surgery will be beneficial in his ability to walk with more stability although it will be a long road to recovery.
Tyler has a diagnosis of CTNNB1, which is a rare genetic disorder. It replicates cerebral palsy and autism. He is non-verbal but communicates with a device and signs and one of the brightest and most determined young men you will meet! He loves to read, play music, and his laugh is infections!
We are looking for donations to fund an adaptive tandem tricycle from Freedom Concepts. Thus far we have raised $2,000 of a $7,000 goal.
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October 10, 2021

Hey everyone! So Special Books by Special Kids came to visit us and tell Tyler’s story! Here’s the link if you’re interested in watching!

August 10, 2021

Tyler came to me from foster care at age 13 and was adopted in August of 2019. He went through YEARS of neglect both in foster care and before that with his biological family. When I first met Tyler he was in a stroller and would only crawl on his knees. I made it my priority to get him the therapy and care that he deserves and frankly is entitled to! In the first year that he was with me, he moved to a wheelchair, then a walker and finally being able to ambulate on his own within the house and short distances. This recent surgery will be beneficial in his ability to walk with more stability although it will be a long road to recovery.
Tyler has a diagnosis of CTNNB1, which is a rare genetic disorder. It replicates cerebral palsy and autism. He is non-verbal but communicates with a device and signs and one of the brightest and most determined young men you will meet! He loves to read, play music, and his laugh is infections!

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September 22, 2021

I was scrolling the web and I came across this page. My name is Tyler Powderly, and I was immediately intrigued by the story of someone with the same exact name. Tyler’s story is so inspiring. I wish him the best of luck in his journey. Tyler Powderly Strong!

Tyler Powderly

August 11, 2021

Tyler sounds like an amazing kid, and YOU are an extraordinary mom.

Lisa Wolfe

August 11, 2021

Here’s hoping you go over the top soon.

Sandra Bogdanovich

August 10, 2021

Go fast, you two!

Liz Campbell

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