Tyler was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease when he was just 9 years old. Three days a week Tyler hooks up to machines and receives dialysis. It takes a lot to live with his medical problems and that is why he finds a safe haven when watching his favorite cartoons. For a small fraction of time, Tyler gets to imagine he is in a world where all things are possible, where there are no limitations and the good guy always wins. When asked by a Make-A-Wish Mississippi wish granter what his one wish was, he chose to go to Disney World where he could meet the many characters that he watches daily on TV and enjoy all of the rides.
For one week, Tyler and his family were able to focus on something other than his medical challenges. Upon entering the Magic Kingdom, Tyler was really excited to meet Pluto, who he has always loved. “We will never forget this trip,” said his mom. “For once, he was not limited on the things he could do and see due to his wheelchair. He could actually do things that other kids do!”