Help Tyler Seamons & family

For: Tyler Seamons
Farmington, UT
Organizer: David Lyddall
Help Tyler Seamons & family (Tyler Seamons)
$139,837
of $250,000 goal
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Raised by 1456 donors

The Story

Tyler and his family were on a long-dreamed-of vacation in Italy last summer when Tyler ended up in ER at the beginning of August with a severe migraine. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told he needed surgery. Unfortunately it wasn't safe for him to travel and he had emergency surgery in Italy to remove the tumor on August 8th. He and his wife, Rebecca, stayed in Italy while their 4 children returned home to Utah the day of his surgery to stay with Tyler's mom and stepdad.

As a result of the surgery, Tyler's left side is paralyzed. He was unable to sit, stand or walk, which made it difficult for him to travel home on a commercial flight. After finding out that Tyler had Stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer, it became our highest priority to get him home as quickly and carefully as possible so he could start chemotherapy, radiation, and physical therapy.

After 2 attempted commercial flights which were thwarted by the airlines, even after they'd told us all was clear and there would be no delays or hold-ups of any kind, our only possibility of bringing him home was by chartered air ambulance, which was very expensive. Tyler did not have any insurance at the time, and so we had to rely on the kindness and generosity of others.

Thanks to Castle MedFlight air ambulance company and the overwhelmingly generosity from friends, family, neighbors and strangers, Tyler arrived back in Utah on September 11th.

After arriving, he was hospitalized for treatment and therapy until the end of October. In the months after he came home, he made huge progress – being able to sleep better, to speak clearly, feed himself, and sit in his wheelchair. However, he had developed other problems – a blood clot in his lung, seizures and medication reactions. 

In December his condition worsened and an MRI showed the tumor was already growing back. Tyler chose to try a more aggressive chemotherapy which they hoped would improve the quality of his life, though not prolong his life. In January after an MRI showed no improvement, Tyler chose to go on Hospice. His prognosis was shortened to only 9-10 months... The family was heartbroken.

He spent his remaining months peacefully at home with his wife, children and extended family and many friends. Tyler passed away earlier this week, on June 11th. 

We appreciate all the love, compassion and support so many have offered Tyler and his family. You have made this burden easier to bear. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

Tyler's Family

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 14, 2018

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Posted on June 14, 2018

Tyler Seamons passed gracefully and with swagger into the great unknown on Monday morning. He is survived by his beautiful and devoted wife, “Babe” and his four brilliant children, “Macaroni”, “Jason Boy”, “Lulee”, and “Jakers”, his Mother and Step Father, 2 sisters “Siffy” and “Terry- toes”, 1 brother “Science  Bro", his beloved band mates of Nine Spine Stickleback, his cohorts at KickFire Marketing and the rest of his favorite people (aka his  collections of weirdies, you know who you are...), throngs of friends from across the globe and of course, his fans.

He sang like a magnificent, Viking opera star. He juggled as well as the best court  jester. He cooked like every bite would deliver a heap of love. Everyone  he met felt like they were his friend, because they were. He had ideas that were provocative. He valued free agency and he seemed like a  natural at being a husband, father, entrepreneur, entertainer, and all  around good human. Tyler served a mission in Italy in 1998. He loved his  religion and was a faithful and upstanding member. He possessed a  gravitational pull of inclusivity that left everyone feeling grounded, grateful, special and loved. He was silly and he loved brownies and ice cream.

He was taken by an unbeatable foe, brain cancer. He did his best to keep it light and fluffy and was, for the most part, successful. He promised to haunt those of us who had requested it. There is a password required, so if you don’t already have it, no haunting for you.

Tyler was a brilliant light in a sometimes dark universe and will likely continue to be such. In true Tyler fashion, we will learn to grow from this and continue to love one another.

An open house (Tyler-bration) will be held in his honor on Friday, June 15th from 11am to noon at the LDS church at 347 So 200 W. in Farmington, Utah.

In lieu on flowers Tyler's family has requested donations to help cover funeral costs. 


Posted on January 25, 2018

Posted on January 25, 2018

After weeks of cognitive decline, the results of Tyler's recent MRI are heartbreaking. It looks as though the tumor is growing back. 

The doctor has suggested a more aggressive chemo treatment. This chemo, unfortunately, will not prolong Tyler's life. It will only (hopefully) improve his quality of life. After hearing all the overwhelming side effects and pros and cons, Tyler has decided, ‘Let’s go for it.’  His new prognosis is now 9-10 months. 

When the kids were told that the tumor is growing back and Tyler said, ‘I probably won’t be around for Christmas,’  they all cried. They asked hard questions about death and what life might look like after their dad passes away. They hugged and reminisced and laughed. These kiddos are strong.  Rebecca reminded them, "We have to stick together as a family and love each other thru this. We also told them to stay close to the Lord. It’s the only way any of us will find peace and comfort thru what lies ahead."


Posted on November 26, 2017

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Posted on November 26, 2017

I'm so grateful I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my little brother Tyler and am very clear that it wouldn't have been possible without the help of all of YOU. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

~Tiffiny (Tyler's oldest sister)

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