Friday, August 19, 2011

Ty's Year in Review

I finally completed Ty's photo compilation from the past year. It was so hard to tell his story through chronological photos in under five minutes. When I first pulled all of the photos I wanted to share, the video ran for 13 minutes :) Over the past week I worked to cut it down to five minutes, and I love it.

Please share this with your friends, family and cyber networks. September is pediatric cancer awareness month (represented by a gold ribbon) and I am trying to get a head start on spreading the word. Ty's year in review is a perfect example of what hundreds of thousands of kids are going through every day in the US alone. Pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children. There needs to be more research toward finding a cure for these most innocent victims of all. Together, we can raise awareness. Thank you.


BTW - Lou and I really enjoyed the concert Wednesday night, and Ty was such a good boy while we were out. He was sleeping soundly when we got in that night (at almost 3AM). I was so exhausted yesterday, but it was worth it to have a night out for a change. Maybe now we will do it a bit more often knowing what an angel Ty was when we were gone!


22 comments:

  1. You did a great job with the video! I am so happy little Ty is doing so well and am praying he will continue to do so. You have a beautiful family!

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  2. We love the picture of Ty hugging Gavin. ...really shows his strong spirit as a big brother.

    G-d bless each of you.

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  3. What a powerful video. It made me tear up at work! I keep praying for your family and Ty's speedy recovery.

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  4. Wow....just beyond wonderful! I LOVED it and you had me crying w/in the first few secs. I just love Ty so much and your whole family. I feel as though Ty is one of my own children.

    Thanks so much for compiling this and sharing w/ all of us who truly care! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Love,
    Jan
    Georgia

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  5. Even after reading your blog every day, the video blows me away. Just amazing. I'll be posting to FB in September for pediatric cancer month. I believe!!

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  6. Such a beautiful & moving video. I feel attached to you all after following your blog so closely & seeing all these wonderful pictures that you share. I hope that SuperTy continues to do well! Miracles do happen!

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  7. My favorite part...all of the pictures after the doctors gave him 6 weeks to live...a true testament to Ty being a fighter!

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  8. I check your blog every morning when I get to work, however I'm really glad that today I waited until this evening at home to watch the video. I cannot stop crying! Ty is SO beautiful and this disease is absolute proof that life isn't fair! I am solidly in your corner each and every day, cheering for Ty to beat up cancer. He deserves a chance to be a happy, healthy little boy and a part of your family for many, many, many years. Sending tons and tons of thoughts, prayers, positive vibes, love and anything else I can think of your way!!

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  9. What a beautiful, touching video! Ty your strength amazes me! Keep fighting! We BELIEVE !!!
    Love , Raena and family

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  10. Newnan, GA believes!! God bless - we never stop praying. The video is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

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  11. This is a truly amazing video Cindy. Thank you for sharing it with us. We're thinking of you every day.xoxo

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  12. This video took my breath away. It was so moving. Ty is doing so well, not only because he's a fighter, it's because he has an incredbly loving family that never gives up! Even at his worst moments, those smiles still keep coming. And those eyes... simply beautiful:) I have posted on FB already, the prayers should be coming:) Stay strong, Ty looks amazing!!
    Michelle from NH

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  13. You are amazing. I admire you so much. This video is just perfect in showing what you all have been through and makes me cry every time I watch it. You are ALL such fighters and continue to SMILE. I think about you and pray for you every day. You are all so beautiful and strong! Much love, hugs and kisses to you ALL!
    Tracy from FL

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  14. Cindy and Louie that video was fantastic. Louie if you remember when you were about ten and you had that nice summer crew cut and I called you porkipine head. When Ty gets ten I will name him porkipine head two. (Family Joke) Love you all Paulie

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  15. AMAZING video! He truly lives up to his name - Super Ty! Ty is such an amazing boy - he has a new friend in my 4 year old daughter AJ - showed her his video and he is in her prayers now too - she was all smiles when I showed her your handsome son - with the best eye lashes in the world (yes at 4 she's a little flirt already)! We are from NJ (moved last Nov) and grew up vacationing at my moms beach house in Ortley - infact we are going next week all the way from our new home in GA! Will we be thinking about you guys daily!

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  16. Makes me cry every time I watch. Love that song too. I am over the rainbon in love with SuperTy and your entire family. Wen u see the transition from so thin and weak to vibrant and strong you have no choice but to be inspired. Miracles happen every day and our little fighter is proof!!! I'm looking forward to years of posts telling us what incredible things he is doing.

    All my love,
    Elaine

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  17. Beautiful, Ty is so amazing! I believe Ty is our miracle, he is so strong, such a fighter. It's hard to believe all he has been through this past year, all we have been through. This disgusting disease has definitely tested our strength, I guess it doesn't realize how strong we are! Here's to many more years with Ty, may they be spent happy, healthy and cancer free, that is my wish when I "wish upon a star" and Ty is my star!

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  18. That was amazing, heart breaking but full of HOPE that Ty can and will "BEAT UP CANCER"! WTG little man.. I just posted this video on my FB wall for all to see and we will all cont to pray. If u want to friend request me I'm Tink er bell or my email is ak731@aol.com. Love u guys and am always sending healing Angels ur way! xoxo

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  19. Someone posted this on my friend's Facebook page and it really hit home for me. Davey has been fighting cancer himself and it has been a rocky road. He had surgery the other day, I pray he is doing OK. I just thought it put life in perspective.

    Cancer......Some of us want a new car....Some of us want a new phone....to lose weight...But someone battling cancer only want one thing, to WIN the battle! Please repost in honor of someone who has lost their battle or for someone who is fighting!

    Keep up the good fight!!! Love, Rose

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  20. Happiest Tears I have ever shed! Ty has made me a believer!

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  21. thanking God everyday for hearing our prayers as lil Ty gets better and better. I will never stop praying for lil Ty to be cancer free forever. I also pray for all the babies and children who are suffering and in pain from this horrible disease. I absolutely adore the video and thank you sooo much for sharing with all of us. May God bless lil Ty and your family always!!!

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  22. Wow, you've really outdone yourself with this video. Gorgeous job! I can't believe how far he's come and how much he has accomplished and how many odds he has stared into the eyes of and overcome. Wait a minute- yes, of course I CAN believe it! I do and continue to believe in your amazing little boy that we have come to know and love, despite what wrenches cancer tries to throw in your works. Believing in all of the Campbell's and your winning spirit!

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