Looks Like We Have Our Own Batkid Right In Our Backyard…Firefighters and Police Rally Around 7 Year Old Tyler Seddon With “Tyler’s Troops”
PASCOAG, R.I. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Rhode Island boy is celebrating his seventh birthday with help from hundreds of first responders. A caravan of more than 200 police cruisers and fire trucks from across New England picked up Tyler Seddon at his house in Pascoag Thursday. They planned to take him to the police station for a roll call before swearing him in as honorary colonel for the day. Law enforcement officials even created a special badge and uniform for the 7-year-old. Tyler has been undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia while doctors search for a bone marrow donor. His mother began a Facebook campaign to collect cards from firefighters and police officers for his birthday. The campaign went viral, with thousands of Facebook users joining the page. A caravan of emergency crews met up at Gillette Stadium before heading down to Rhode Island. Some firefighters at the stadium held various gifts for Tyler, while others signed a large birthday card for him. Members of the Ashland Fire Department carried a plaque naming Tyler as an honorary member.
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Looks like we got our very own Batkid right in our backyard. Very cool stuff. I don’t have too much to add to this. The story kind of speaks for itself. I’ve been looking for a live stream of it, but can’t find it. If you have it send it to me so I can add it to the story. And send a tweet to #tylerstroops to show your support.
Update – Here is the live stream