“This award will brighten his day”
When 13-year-old Tyler developed pain in his hip worsening over the course of five weeks, his family knew something was wrong. Tyler was diagnosed with a slipped capital femoral epiphysis of the left hip joint, meaning his left hip joint separated causing extreme pain.
Tyler was admitted to Mercy Medical Center for surgery and doctors adjusted his hip joint. Shortly after, he started physical therapy. Tyler was asked to do scary, and at times painful, exercises but never complained; he was always polite and bravely did all that was asked of him.
The teen will continue to undergo therapy for several weeks until his hip joint has healed correctly. Even though he is missing out on a lot of “normal” activities, Tyler keeps a positive attitude.
Kids Wish Network is excited to honor Tyler has a Mercy Medical Center Hero of the Month!