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Paris is Ty’Mier’s older sister. Paris is 4 years old.

Hello, My name is Shaniqua Gause I have four kids name Tylek (7) Paris (4) Tristian (2) Ty’Mier 8 months. Our family’s life changed on May 20, 2018, when my Ty’Mier was diagnosed with cancer called Retinoblastoma. Ty’Mier was only 7 weeks old at the time.

I noticed Ty'Mier’s left eye did not look normal. At our next doctors visit, I pointed it out to the doctor. The doctor suggested that we go to Florence to get the eye examined further. The doctor in Florence sent us Charleston. The doctors at MUSC ran a few tests and came back with the frightful news that Ty'Mier had cancer.

Since Ty'Mier’s diagnosis, life has been extremely hard. I stopped working to take care of Ty'Mier. Ty'Mier cannot be around people because his immune system is weak. I am currently at home to care for Ty’Mier and take him to all his appointments. It hurts to see my little baby suffer so much. My three other children are not old enough to understand our situation. Tylek, my 7 year old, knows Ty'Mier is extremely sick and also knows we are struggling as a family.

Thank you so much for helping us this Christmas. I cannot tell you how much your generosity means to our family. I try to stay positive and put my faith in God. I know he will show us better days in the future.