What's YOUR Muddy Puddle?

My eyes are filled with happy, sad and excited tears.  This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.  Thank you, PBS #cancerfilms, for seeing the beauty in the Muddy Puddles Project, and explaining it in the most perfectly simple way I could have ever imagined.  Thank you for making sure Ty was remembered, that his incredible perspective is being shared so widely, and that all children with cancer - all everyone with cancer - are being honored in your work.  Click below and watch the video in full screen.  I bet you can't keep a dry eye, either :)


“Everybody says to me, ‘I can’t imagine, I don’t know how you could stay so strong.’ The truth is, when you’re faced with a child with cancer, you don’t have a choice.”
Ty Campbell was two and half years old when he was diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis was a complete shock to his mother and upended the life of a healthy, athletic young boy.
In the midst of his fight against cancer, Cindy asked her son, “What are we going to do when you get all better?” Ty defiantly declared: “I’m going to jump in a muddy puddle.”
Cindy’s story is the latest in a series of intimate video profiles from PBS and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies about the impact of cancer on countless individual lives.
You can join the conversation and share your story of how cancer has impacted your life by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter using #CancerFilm. You can watch more profiles like Cindy’s on The Producers’ Blog.
Video produced by Redglass Pictures for PBS and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.
Thank you, Redglass Pictures.  You all are amazing.


  1. Wow...just, wow! A beautiful piece. Chills from head to toe.

  2. Cindy you continue to amaze me. I am so positive Ty is proud of you👼

  3. Cindy, this is amazing. I have tears. I always do when I think of your family and precious Ty <3. Ty is smiling from ear to ear because he is so proud of his mommy with all that you do to keep his memory alive and spread awareness. Ty is my hero and always will be <3

  4. You are so beautiful.

  5. Ty has the best mommy in the world.

  6. It's beautiful Cindy.

  7. Beautiful. . .You're amazing and continue to do such amazing things. You, Lou and Gavin are heavy on my heart and mind tonight. Just needed for you guys to know that I am thinking of you! I hope Santa brings you a lady bug. . .


    Joy Marielle


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