Young Burrillville birthday boy doing better

(Photo Credit: Kevin Stockwell, Pascoag Fire Department)

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI) – Just one week after a young Burrillville boy who is battling cancer underwent surgery, his mother says he is doing better.

Tyler Seddon’s mother posted an update on Facebook on Monday, stating that doctors told her that Tyler’s leukemia cells are decreasing.

On Monday afternoon, a New Bedford school is hosting a bone marrow donor registration drive to help all local cancer patients. The drive will be held at St. Johns School on James Street in New Bedford from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44.

Earlier this month, Tyler, who is fighting leukemia for the second time in his young life, became an internet sensation after his mother used social media to ask any willing police officers, firefighters or first responders to mail him birthday cards to show their support.

Instead, police departments and fire crews all across the country decided to trek to Rhode Island to wish him a happy birthday in person.

Close to 1,000 officers attended Tyler’s birthday celebration including first responders from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania were included in the caravan.

Officers from California, Florida, Virginia and even Ireland and the United Kingdom couldn’t make it to the event, but they sent in pictures and gifts to show their support from afar.


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