September is recognized as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time to honor children and families affected by cancer and to rally support for research that can save kids' lives.
In support of this recognition, we share Tyler Morgan’s journey.
Tyler has been dealing with health challenges for the majority of his life, and has been a fighter since day one. When he was 6 months old, he was diagnosed with an enlarged heart, causing him to need a heart transplant. At the age of 3, Tyler received a new heart through successful transplant surgery.
At 15 years old, Tyler once again became ill and was admitted to Ochsner Hospital for Children where he was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which is a cancer that starts in the body’s white blood cells. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is happy to report that he is now in remission!
Did you know? The color gold has been the official ribbon awareness color for childhood cancer awareness since 1977.
When he is home, Tyler enjoys listening to music, playing video games, and is a huge sports fanatic, especially of the New Orleans Saints.
Throughout all of this, Tyler and his family have been under the care of the Ochsner Hospital for Children team, including his pediatric oncologist, Dr. Matthew Fletcher.
Tyler is an inspiration to all he meets for being resilient and determined in the fight to get well.
Did you know? The color gold represents courage, achievement and triumph.
You can become a “golden” hero to kids like Tyler and countless others fighting the battle against cancer by supporting the campaign to expand the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Ochsner Hospital for Children.
CN, North America’s Railroad, and their CN Miracle Match program, is supporting the PICU expansion campaign and doubling the difference by matching donations made to benefit this campaign.