OKLAHOMA – In today’s dose of good news … An Oklahoma Marine Corps veteran wages a different type of fight these days, but he doesn’t do it alone.
His community helps in his fight against ALS.
Major Tyler Tidwell is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He spent 13 years as an infantry officer and served three times abroad. He was senior in his senior class at Deer Creek High School and played college football at the United States Naval Academy. He is now suffering from ALS. It took his ability to speak and the use of his arms, hands, and legs. But it didn’t cost everything.
“We don’t have to worry about the financial burden of paying the mortgage so we can get more treatments out for Tyler. We have the money to do that and use it elsewhere now that we don’t have a mortgage, ”says Cassi Tidwell.
The Tidwells mortgage has been paid in full.
“If we can make her life just a little better, today was a special, special day. Mission accomplished. “Says Andrew McClure, Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The Tunnel To Towers Foundation not only coped with this burden with donations, but also renovated the family home. They built in a shelving system that made it easy for Tyler to get from the bedroom to the bathroom, automated lighting and doors, ramps and widened doors. The family had a general idea of what was happening, but nothing of the sort. They were gone for about 2 months while the job was being done and today is their first day back.