Tyler was a typical teenager who aspired to study Computer Science and had an avid interest in developing a division for innovative technology in homes and business offices. He started a separate division within his family’s Real Estate Development Company with his business concept at age 18. On the personal side, he had a special gift for connecting with people and creating a strong bond and friendship with anybody from any walk of life regardless of age.
Tyler was first diagnosed with osteosarcoma on his right distal femur in January 2019. He was only 16. He completed MAP protocol treatment, had two limb salvage surgeries, and was declared cancer-free in November 2019. Unfortunately, only six months later, cancer came back. Since then, he has received multiple chemo treatments, immunotherapies, radiation and cryoablation treatment, targeted therapies, and a total femur replacement surgery. Unfortunately, his tumor did not respond to any of the treatments. It became chemo resistant and refractory and metastasized to multiple spots in his body.
As he was on his last treatment, Radium 223, an injectable radiation, his cancer advanced and unfortunately took his life on January 10, 2022. He fought hard for three long years, going from one facility to another.
Tyler had a light so bright, everyone, no matter the age, saw it immediately after they met him. His wish was that no other person would experience the pain and suffering he endured. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, love of family and close friends, his passion for travel, and the game of golf.
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