$5000 Dollars worth of love and support

Dear Tyler- We reunited with your Ada Mercy Cancer Clinic Angels to give the first Team Tyman Gift of Love, prayer and support. I couldn’t help but be emotional because on this visit, I was not with you. This was the first time we didn’t sign in and take our place in the treatment area. So many memories with these … Read More

TTLLC – The World Knows

Dear Tyler, The FB world now knows about the TTLLC and our dreams of helping rural cancer heroes. Please rally the angels Tyler. I am nervous but ever so sure that helping and loving people, especially people like you with cancer, is something good to come from you having to leave us too soon. I still hear you asking the … Read More

Peace and Happiness

Dear Tyler- Today is a good day.  I envision you happy where you are. Still laughing and content. I also envision you helping people. Cheering others on. Celebrating victories. Encouraging those in defeat. When you were lost in the places cancer took you, you looked to your left and right and saw the good in people. Look real hard. It’s … Read More

Love Legacy

Dear Tyler, I often wonder how you would feel about the Love Legacy Corporation name. You were always so aware of others fighting cancer. Patients in the waiting rooms, hospital hallways and even in airports.  You were compassionate and caring in ways that I can’t describe. Always looking through the eyes of love instead of judgment. I will work to … Read More

RURAL AMERICA – Love comes in Abundance

Dear Tyler, For the first time in 7 1/2 months, I am going to have to buy toilet paper. Can you believe it? We had a stockpile of love and paper goods!!! Now the toilet paper may have run out but the love of good people never ends. Never under estimate the small gestures you do for others during tough … Read More

The Elevator – I miss the ups and Downs

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Dear Tyler, Reading the four or five post from 2011 makes me wish we had told you more just how much we love you. It was always amazing how you could twist the worst news into something positive. After the doctors appointments, when we would find out something “NOT SO GREAT” about the cancer, we would get on the elevator, … Read More

GERONIMO – A Leap of Faith

Dear Tyler, Each night, I wake up in disbelief. You are never going to drive down our long driveway again, laugh at your favorite movies like Madea Goes to Jail, post a foodie photo on instagram and try out a new recipe in my kitchen. But you are still going to change the world. Virgil said, No day shall erase … Read More

Tyler’s Handwriting – Small but big deal


This came in the mail yesterday . To see Tyler’s handwriting again is an amazing gift. Tyler was planning on being here. He believed in miracles. Optimism! He is still taking care of Barney. Time to get vaccinated!!!

Tyler Merriman Love Legacy Scholarship Recipient – A Legacy Indeed

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Dear Tyler, Mitchell  (Tyler Merriman Love Legacy Scholarship Recipient) is heading to OSU and majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I remember our discussions about majors and enrollment but I always knew deep inside you didn’t need my help.You had it all figured out from day one. Like you, Mitchell has success written all over his heart. He has a … Read More


CANCER is a lesson of endurance, faith, and patience.  It reveals all emotions. Some that you have never experienced.  …say it, and don’t be afraid to just be sad. Somedays happiness just doesn’t choose me.  TRY becomes a very big word. Being surrounded by christian compassionate people who listen, pray, teach, and build you up is the key to surviving … Read More