As I’m sure you can appreciate, a parent’s greatest wish is for their child to realize their potential. Paul and Sara want this desperately for their 15-year-old son Tyvon.
When Sara was just 18-weeks pregnant, they learned Tyvon’s arm wasn’t fully developed. They were told it was due to amniotic banding, which is when fibre-like bands tangle around the developing fetus. The bands restrict blood flow and if they tangle very tightly, the limb can be amputated.
Knowing this in advance of his birth might have taken away the shock for Paul and Sara, but it didn’t minimize the emotions they felt.
“We want people to know how much the Centre has helped Tyvon, his goals and dreams becoming a reality. Donor support has made a huge difference in his life.”
These loving parents choke up when they reflect on their teenage son’s tenacity. Their pride in his “never quit” attitude is so evident.
He has never said “I can’t” or given up on anything he’s tried. He is really amazing.
And if you were to meet Tyvon, you would quickly realize how special he is and how many interests he has. Basketball, kayaking and hockey are his passions. His ability to play each sport made possible because of his positivity and the Centre’s talented team being by his side. A team which is a leader in its field because you and other generous donors have supported them.
Since he was just four-years-old, these dedicated rehabilitation experts have worked with Tyvon. They have developed prosthetic attachments so he can play all the sports he loves. And they have and continue to provide training and support so Tyvon can accomplish whatever he sets out to achieve.
Talking to Tyvon and his parents, it’s clear donor kindness has brought them so much joy. Generous individuals have provided him with the opportunity to chase his dreams and your support now will help ensure he can keep doing so.
“I don’t think I have any limits. I’m so thankful because people’s help has allowed me to do things I probably couldn’t have done.”
In the coming years, Tyvon is going to have so many more hopes and dreams to be fulfilled. At this special time of the year, please know your generosity will make a tremendous difference.