BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI) – The mother of a 7-year-old Burillville boy who is battling leukemia for the second time announced she found two cord blood matches for her young son.
Tyler Seddon will reportedly have a transplant early next month in Boston, according to a Facebook post by his mother Rachel.
Early last month, the young boy 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.