Meet the Shamrockstars 2016: Tyler

Shamrock Tyler shamrockseason is full swing! Have your local retailers gone green for MDA yet? MDA’s iconic paper Shamrocks sell for $1, $5 or more in tens of thousands of retail locations across the country each February and March and help families live longer and grow stronger.

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This year, MDA Shamrocks feature six kids from across the country, and we’ll be introducing them here on Strongly. And now… meet Shamrockstar Tyler, who will be featured exclusively on MDA Shamrocks sold at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide through March 31. This year marks 15 years of Lowe’s Shamrocks support. In 2015, Lowe’s raised $7.5 million for MDA during the Shamrocks program, reaching the $50 million mark in overall funds raised since first teaming up with MDA in 2001.  So make sure you stop in today to your local Lowe’s to buy your Shamrock!


Age: 6

Hometown: Tuscon, AZ

Diagnosis: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

What it’s like being on an MDA Shamrock: Tyler is a bit modest about his new-found fame. He says being the face of MDA Shamrocks is “Ok.” Then, reconsidering, he says “It’s cool.”

Home & family life: Tyler lives with his parents, Alan & Zie, an 11-year-old brother and his grandparents.

Favorite school subject: Tyler loves to draw, so, naturally, this first grader’s favorite subject is art.

Interests & Activities: Cars and superheroes

MDA Camp and Care Centers: Tyler attended MDA Summer Camp for the first time last year and loved it so much he cried the whole way home because he didn’t want it to be over! He sees Dr. Katalin Scherer at Children’s Clinics For Rehabilitative Services in Tucson.