A Newton Township fire fighter is rallying the troops for a greater cause.
Tyler Seedon, a six year old Rhode Island boy is battling Leukemia. With his birthday next week, all he has asked for are cards from local heroes.
Lieutenant Chas Cosgrave of the Newton Township Fire Department first learned of Tyler’s story from social media.
"I actually had a friend share the story with me on facebook, I just kinda fell in love with this story. Firemen and police are his heroes, and all he wanted for his birthday was cards from policemen and firemen. So I thought we in Muskingum County could maybe do a little better. We can get him some toys, A LOT of cards, and actually take them to him in person, and really show him that we care about him as much as he does us."
Cosgrave is asking for the local heroes and citizens to show their support for Tyler. He will be leaving next week to attend Tyler’s birthday party in Rhode Island and deliver gifts.
"The police department is going to swear him in as the police chief for the day, he doesn’t know any of this is going on, they’re going to give him a ride around town," said Cosgrave. "And talking to the inspector up there with the Rhode Island police, they’re also going to have a black hawk coming as well because he loves those kinds of vehicles and stuff, so its going to be a pretty good birthday for him."
If you would like to support Heroes for Tyler, you can make donations at the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office on the East Pike or at the Newton Township Fire Department between 8:30am and 3:30pm.