14-R316

2014 S 2762

Enacted 06/04/14

S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N

WISHING TYLER SEDDON A MOST JOYOUS 7TH BIRTHDAY AND DECLARING MARCH 6, 2014, TO BE "TYLER SEDDON DAY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

Introduced By: Senator P Fogarty

Date Introduced: March 11, 2014

 

WHEREAS, Tyler Seddon is a determined young man fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the second time in his young life. Tyler was first diagnosed with this disease at the age of three; and

WHEREAS, When Tyler's cancer relapsed last November, his mother Rachel Seddon-Dunn and family members wanted to surprise him, a big fan and supporter of police officers and firefighters, with birthday cards from first responders, military service men and women, firefighters, police officers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and as far away as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Tyler's supporters declared themselves to be "Tyler's Troops" and decided to honor him by taking this idea to another level by visiting Tyler and encouraging and supporting him in his courageous fight against cancer; and

WHEREAS, Massachusetts and Rhode Island State Troopers, police officers, firefighters and first responders will be leading a more than 200 police car and 100 fire truck procession to Tyler's hometown of Burrillville, Rhode Island, where at a closed ceremony, cards, letters, helmets and model fire trucks will be delivered to Tyler, along with a framed certificate naming Tyler an honorary state trooper; and

WHEREAS, On Thursday morning, March 6, 2014, on Tyler's 7th birthday, Tyler experienced every young boy's dream as he was sworn in as the Burrillville Police Chief for the day. He will be further honored at the State House with March 6, 2014 being declared "Tyler Seddon Day" in the State of Rhode Island; and

WHEREAS, All of the activities being done to support and encourage Tyler have a second, even more important purpose, which is to raise awareness of the grave need for more bone marrow donors, to encourage more people to be donors, and to help Tyler as he awaits a bone marrow match; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby wishes Tyler Seddon a most joyous 7th birthday on March 6, 2014, and furthermore declares March 6, 2014 to be "Tyler Seddon Day" in the State of Rhode Island; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to deliver certified copies of this resolution to Tyler Seddon and Rachel Seddon-Dunn and Family.

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