Thursday, January 6, 2011

RIP Tyler

Tyler passed away at 6:25 this morning. I pray that he may finally rest in peace.

30 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for Tyler's death. I am so sorry you have lost your Husband. Please know I, and I am certain, others in the CML community are thinking of you. Pika

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  2. We met only once at the auction a couple years ago but I have followed your blog ever since and have laughed and cried with you throughout. My heart breaks for you and your families. Please know that you have touched many lives through this and you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. Denise

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  3. Oh Mandy....
    There just are not words but tears and prayers for you all from down here.
    Shannon

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  4. Rest in peace Tyler. It was my pleasure to have worked with Tyler at 70th, and all of us in the Children's family extend our thoughts and prayers to the entire Bledsoe family during this difficult time.

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  5. Our family sends you our love and deep sympathy. We admire Tyler's and your courage through this fight. Tyler was a very special person and so are you. We will be here for you and all your family. Love Celeste

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  6. Mandy,

    We have never met, but I played soccer with Tyler back in the early 80's. Tyler's Dad also helped assistant coach our team, with my Dad as head coach. Our team was never very successful, but we had a fun time together. My family has been following your blog, and are truly saddened and sorry to learn of Tyler's passing. He was at least lucky in one respect: he had a very loving wife that stuck by him throughout this horrible ordeal. Our thoughts are with you during this very sad time.

    Jon Matson

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  7. Mandy, let me know what I can do! I am so sorry for your loss! You have been an incredible inspiration to Tyler...he was very lucky to have had you in his life and you in his! My heart goes out to you! We never did get that card game in but some day we will be sitting on a gold cloud having a great card game...just the four of us! I look forward to that someday! You are a strong woman and now it's time you let others be there for you and give you some TLC! I love you and I loved Tyler. Kivonne

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  8. Dennis and Cathi ChardJanuary 6, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Our eyes can no longer see your smile,
    Yet our hearts still feel its warmth
    Our ears can no longer hear your voice,
    Yet your words, lessons of life and wisdom are etched into our every day. We can no longer hold your hand, yet it will guide our every step. What we see, hear, touch is only temporary. What we feel and learn and love is eternal...Tyler you are always with us in heart and mind. Mandy our truly deepest thoughts are with you always anything we can do...we will be there for you...RIP Tyler

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  9. Deepest condolences for the passing of a man whose goodness and bravery came through your blog, as did your love and strength for him. All of this will live on.

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  10. May God give you comfort Mandy. What a fight you both gave. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope and Kevin

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  11. Mandy,

    I am so heartbroken for you. You have truly been a force of nature in Tyler's battle agains CML. Our prayers, sympathy and love go out to you and Tyler's family.

    Sandie Doherty
    (Cathi Chard's mom)

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  12. Mandy, your colleagues are all thinking of you today. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. You and your husband's courage have touched so mnany lives. You are an amazing person and now it is time to let people take care of you. Blessings.

    Katy, NWRDC

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  13. Mandy, I am so sorry for you and your family. You were a wonderful wife and advocate for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Catherine (Cyndie's Friend)

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  14. I am so sorry to hear of Tyler's passing. I so admired both your's and Tyler's courage through your battle. Being able to read of your experience has enabled me to be a better advocate for my husband. My prayers are with you.
    With love, another CML Wife

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  15. I was on the soccer team (GO Panthers!) that Tyler coached and had a dream about him (and Chris) last night. Which led my team member to check this blog and we learned of his passing. Rest in Peace Tyler. He touched many lives.

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  16. Mandy-
    We have never met but Tyler coached my soccer team "the panthers" he was a wonderful guy and coach. I can't tell you how sorry I am.

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  17. Mandy,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Tyler, my heart goes out to you and your families. My thoughts are with all of you.

    Suzan

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  18. Mandy- I have been inspired, touched and at times simply awestruck by your & Tyler's incredible strength, spirit and determination throughout this terrible battle. The special, once-in-a-lifetime love that you shared together will forever live on in your heart, and in your memories of a marriage that was truly meant to be. It should have never ended so soon. With love, Cat and Dennis

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  19. Mandy,
    So many people that never met you or perhaps Tyler have been touched by Tyler's and your blog. I know you both inspired many people by sharing your triumphs and struggles so openly. I pray that God, family and friends can give you some comfort,help you through this horrible time and find some peace in the love you shared with Tyler.
    Blessings, Laura

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  20. Dear Mandy,
    I came to your page tonight and I was so very sad to read of Tyler's passing. Even though we know the end may be near, we cling to hope and pray that a miracle will be ours. I wanted Tyler to have a miracle. I pray that Tyler's passing was gentle and that he is now at peace. Nickolas will show him the ropes and I know there will be more than a few rounds of golf for the two of them. God bless you Mandy. Tyler could not have had a more loving and loyal battle buddy than you.

    "When the heart weeps for what it has lost,
    the soul laughs for what it has found."
    ~ Sufi aphorism ~

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  21. Tyler, do you remember the warm summer night as kids we slept out under the stars watching the Meteor shower? We had played in the pool all day until we had turned into prunes. We had had a wonderful backyard BBQ in Mimi & Chuck's backyard. Then we slept under the stars to watch a Meteor shower.

    Like those meteor trails, we too will all fade into the cosmos, but I shall always remember that magical night spent with my cousins. And when I gaze up at the stars, I shall always think of you, my favorite shooting star.

    With much love and sadness,

    Nathan Bledsoe.

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  22. My mom and I have been following your blog Mandy. We are so happy that you had Tyler in your life and are so grateful to you both for sharing your both your love story and battle with us. Love to you both and extra hugs for you.

    Love, your old neighbors Janelle Fairwell & Donna Bushnell (formerly Donna Bott)

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  23. Many prayers and blessings.

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  24. Mandy - my heart breaks for you. I have followed your blog and have been so touched by your love story.
    Praying for peace & comfort for you. DeeEtta

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  25. Dear Mandy
    I am so sorry, so sad
    love and hugs
    Annie

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  26. Mandy, I've never met you, but I'm saddened to hear of Tyler's passing. Tyler ran cross country for me my first year coaching cross country at Ballard HS in the fall of 1983. I always wished he ran track in the spring, but he found his calling in soccer. He helped make a rookie coach from the south end of Seattle with no ties to the Ballard community look good. RIP, Tyler

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  27. Mandy,
    I read with heartbreak the sad new of your husband's passing. I am thinking of you and pray for comfort to blanket you at this time and in the years to come. I didn't know Tyler, but I have a sense of his wonderful spirit in the posts on this site and am sure that he is soaring above in freedom and light. May God wrap you in His love and grace. Kristi Dickson

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  28. We enjoyed a guiet, gentle and funny guy here at Children's as he waited to say his piece at Facility Staff meetings and be nice about our antics at staff parties at the office. Tyler was always so kind and patient with me as I entered the wonderful and wacky world of Facilities/Grounds at Children's Hospital. We all noticed that Tyler found a tremendous and exceptional partner and wife in Mandy. You surely shine Mandy and we are so very grateful that you made Tyler's live as good as it could be. Loved the day a group of us came and worked on your yard bringing the old blue Grounds truck and making alot of noise. You provided lots of food and smiles and Tyler gave us stories about what was going on with the Neuropathy in his feet. It was such a great day!

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  29. I am so very sorry. I have read your blog for a long time and marveled at your courage and the strength of your love.

    I am so very sad for you and wish I had more words of comfort.

    Sending support and love.

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