Mother of young leukemia patient reaches out to first responders

Tyler Seddon and his mother.

February 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The mother of a six-year-old Rhode Island boy who's battling leukemia has made a nationwide request to help make his upcoming birthday the best day of his life.

Tyler Seddon says he'd love to be a firefighter or a police officer one day. But right now, he needs a bone marrow donor.

He was recently released from the hospital, and turns seven on March 6.

Seddon's mother is asking first responders everywhere to send him cards.

Seddon is currently undergoing chemotherapy to buy him some time while the search for a marrow donor continues.

Any first responders who would like to send Tyler a birthday card can send them to 96 South Main St., Pascoag, R.I. 02859.