Fundraiser planned for 14 year old stroke survivor Tyler Perry of Cumberland

14 year old stroke survivor Tyler Perry of Cumberland RI

I hope that you might take the time to help out and support the family of 14-year old Tyler Perry, another recent young local stroke survivor in our community.   While the family still does not know what caused Ty’s stroke (see his mother Leigh’s prior post included below here) they are, like the families of other stroke survivors, faced with many unexpected bills and treatment expenses that are not covered by insurance.

For this reason, a fundraiser is being planned for Thursday, September 23rdfrom 5-7 pm at the fraternal order of Police Lodge in Cumberland, RI.  I’ve attached the brochure that provides more information about this event  to learn  how to purchase tickets or make a donation.  The event is being coordinated by Jean Lermer at Dave’s Market ( Bakery) in Cumberland, RI.

I ask that you please do what you can to help Tyler and his family during this difficult time.  Even if you can not attend the local event but frequent Dave’s Market, pls. stop by the Customer Service desk at Dave’s to donate.

Thank you!

David Dansereau


From Leigh Perry 11:16 am on August  2010

My son Tyler suffered a stroke at the right MCA territory. Unlike your strokeTyler was checked for a PFO and his heart showed no abnormalities. This being very good news, he was examined for anything and everything else under the sun. At 14 years old, Ty ‘s situation baffled the doctors and I guess you could say “annoyed” them too. It was a very frustrating time for Ty and the doctors because they were concerned with finding the source so that there would be no “repeat offender”. We spent two weeks at Hasbro (WONDERFUL) hospital where numerous tests were done and then we were finally released to Spaulding Rehab in Boston with the medical exams to continue under the Mass Genneral Stroke team. Again I can’t say enough about the care we received! Unfortunately for all, the source of this unfortunate incident was never fully discovered and now we are both back at home working hard in three different therapies (why they are not fully covered for situations like this is beyond me!) but he has done remarkably well with his own determination, lots of care and advice and support from everyone. We have learned alot and still need to learn more so any advice or ideas from others is absolutely welcome!

Thanks for the book David! Sincerely Leigh Perry-Ty’s proud mom

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Licensed Physical Therapist, Nutritionist and Author in private consulting practice at PTC Physical Therapy Consulting and SmartMovesPT. is my blog and members resource to raise stroke awareness and educate the public about reducing stroke risk as well as provide tips, tools and review new technologies for stroke recovery. Learn about my book, Body in Balance sold on Amazon at

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  1. I am curious if Tyler drank energy drinks? There was just another 14-year-old in our area this week that suffered a stroke…but it seems that she was more fortunate than your son and is back to playing sports already. Just a theory.


  2. Ty doesnt drink energy drinks He just doesnt like them.Thank you for the idea though!Any advice,all advice is welcome TU


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