Mother of A Boy With Cancer Seeks Cards From Heroes - FOX 13 News

Mother of A Boy With Cancer Seeks Cards From Heroes

Posted: Updated:

  A Rhode Island boy's battle with cancer is stealing the hearts of good samaritans across the country and overseas.

Six year old Tyler Seddon has been undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia while doctors search for a bone marrow donor.

In the meantime, his mother has started a Facebook campaign to collect cards from firefighters and police officers for Tyler's seventh birthday next week.

And it's gone viral!

The Facebook page has more than 17,000 members!

Tyler has also been getting showered for weeks with hundreds of items including cards, an army uniform, and mail all the way from the UK!

 "We filled up this room and another room completely almost of packages," says Tyler's aunt, Brianna Roy.

His mother is stunned by all of the donations.

"People have sent badges from like Vietnam. Like some of their personal belongings that are probably not only of sentimental value, but they probably have great value to them," says Tyler's mother, Rachael Seddon

Burrillville police will pick Tyler up at his home on his birthday, March 6th, and bring him to the station for a roll call.

 He will be sworn in as colonel for the day.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 1 Female Employee Dead, 2 Wounded From Shooting At Darby Wellness Center

    1 Female Employee Dead, 2 Wounded From Shooting At Darby Wellness Center

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:20:04 GMT
    We are following breaking news in Darby, Pa. where one person is dead and multiple people are injured from a shooting at a Wellness Center.
    We are following breaking news in Darby, Pa. where one person is dead and multiple people are injured from a shooting at a Wellness Center.

  • Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:45:20 GMT
    Surveillance Footage: Camden County Police DepartmentSurveillance Footage: Camden County Police Department

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

  • CLOUDS TO SUN THURSDAY

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:31 GMT

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. 

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs remain in the mid 80s. We stay dry Friday with lower humidity and sunny skies. We warm back up near 90 for the weekend with unsettled weather returning by late Saturday.

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Friday: H-86 L-65

    This Weekend

    Saturday: H-88 L-64

    Sunday: H-91 L-73

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices