Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Halloween Spooktacular!

What an awesome Halloween was had by us all this past weekend! Tyler got into the activities full force, starting on Thursday and not ending until late Saturday night.

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the season, especially to Shaughn for all his creative energy and imagination.

The Halloween Maze raised over $2000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and with the help of Ric Peterson over the airwaves, we hopefully have raised much awareness for an extremely worthy cause.

If you would like to catch a glimpse of things, click Ric Peterson's video of the evening below.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Vote for Team Tyler at CJAD!

Last Thursday, Tyler had his port removed via a small procedure that required day surgery. He was doing extremely well following the whole ordeal, and even mentioned that he didn't cry all day. I asked him if he was very brave, and he said that he was.

Shaughn is putting the finishing touches on his spectacular Halloween display outside the Wallis' household. Mark has spearheaded a ballot for Ric Peterson to broadcast from their house on Halloween night. In order to do so, Team Tyler must obtain the most votes. To enter your vote to support our fundrasing efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, email
ric.peterson@cjad.com and tell him that you vote for Team Tyler.

To check out some pictures of Shaughn's masterpiece, go to http://picasaweb.google.ca/shaughnbradley/Halloween2008#

Thank you for all your support and we are looking forward to seeing you for the most awesomeHalloween tunnel ever! Visit Tyler this Friday at 1 Honfleur and show your support!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Saturday Evening Is Fast Approaching

Saturday evening is fast approaching and we welcome those who still wish to join us to walk for Team Tyler. Just follow the links below. Our team has surpassed its goal, and the donations continue to trickle in. Way to go Team Tyler!

A date has been set for the end of October for Tyler to have his port removed. We are fearful of this relatively small procedure, but hope this is yet another step towards a healthy future.

Shaughn has already begun setting up the Halloween festivities outside the Wallis' household. I will post more on that at a later date. However, mark your calendars to come share in the Halloween treats to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was awesome last year, and Shaughn vows to blow everyone away with this year's creativity.

Keep those prayers coming.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Go Team Tyler!

This past Friday's fundraiser for Team Tyler was a successful and fun evening. Thanks to Scotyz for supplying the delicious lasagna and for the relaxing atmosphere, Team Tyler raised over one thousand dollars! Thank you to everyone who attended and for your generosity.

Tyler is now in grade one and seems to be very popular with his classmates. Heh as already been invited to a birthday party and for a playdate. We tease himthat he already has a girlfriend! He is now resuming his academic duties with a smile on his face, although he still must return to the Children's for regular checkups.

We are focused on fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and hope to surpass last year's amount raised. We welcome all those who wish to join Team Tyler, and to those who simply wish to contribute to our cause.

Thank you for all your prayers and support.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Portrait of a Brave Hero

Portrait of a Happy, Healthy Boy

Time to Celebrate

It is with great pleasure that I write this update to inform everyone that the Wallis clan spent an amazing 8 days in Orlando, visiting the Walt Disney World parks and waterslides. Tyler, Bethany and Hailey were given the chance to visit the "Happiest Place on Earth" escorted by Mark and Darla as well as the Kerr family, who proved to be expert guides at navigating the whole adventure.

This trip marked Tyler and Bethany's first anniversary of Tyler's new lease on life, his bone marrow transplant. A special dinner event was organized in celebration of this miracle. Tyler's birthday was also observed at the tail-end of the trip, and was welcomed home to cake and presents!

Once again this year, we will be partaking in the "Light the Night" walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Montreal. We hope to raise money and awareness for this cause as others may be stricken with this disease, and our fear of a relapse is never far from our minds.

Team Tyler has organized a spaghetti supper at Scottyz on Taschereau (3979) in St. Hubert on Friday, September 5th at 6:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased through email, phone or at the door for 15 dollars. Door prizes will be drawn.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation to Team Tyler, you may do so either by contacting one of our team members, or by internet at www.lightthenight.org . Click on search for a team,the last icon on the left, then put TEAM TYLER in the space for team name. Follow the directions from there.

If you are interested in walking with Team Tyler on Saturday, September 27th at 5 pm, you can simply register online at the Light the Night website above, or contact one of us. We will be glad to have your support.

As summer is winding down, we are thankful for the uneventful days that have passed us by. We are still healing, but when we think about this time last year, and the uncertainty of Tyler's health and compare these memories to his present state, we are very blessed. He is growing taller by the day, eating us out of house and home, and looking forward to his return to school. Although he has to have his port removed at some point, we pray that the rest of the summer remains as calm.

Thank you for your prayers and support. We hope you can join us on September 5th and 27th!