BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI/AP) — A 7-year-old Burrillville boy whose cancer fight drew national attention is scheduled to get a bone marrow transplant.
Tyler’s mother Rachel Seddon-Dunn told Eyewitness News that her son is set to be admitted to the hospital on Friday for tests, and then tentatively scheduled to undergo the transplant on June 2 or 3.
Lisa Rabideau of the Burrillville Police Department says Tyler’s mother tells her he could be hospitalized for 10 weeks.
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Tyler was honored by first responders from around the country on his birthday in March after his mom put out a plea on social media asking for birthday messages. He was also named honorary chief of the Burrillville Police Department.
At the time, Tyler’s family had been looking for matching bone marrow donors.
This is second battle with leukemia.