Dear Superman,

It’s hard for me to believe it has been 4 years since you left us. Time has a way of passing very quickly yet standing still at the same time. Some days I want to rewind all the way back to your beginning, while other days I want to fast forward to my end...

“Mr. Hallsey, my name is Dr. Mayes, and I am the anesthesiologist that helped with your son’s MRI. He has a brain tumor. I wanted to tell you first so that you can be the one to tell your wife.”

I had been sitting alone in the MRI waiting room while my wife went with Ty...

For the rest of my life.


I received this gift from a close friend - he saw this coin and wanted me to have it. It reminded him of my Superman. It reminded him of the lessons he learned from the life that Tyler lived. This coin was accompanied by a letter of equal if no...

It is all still so very hard to process. It is still so very hard to understand. You are gone. It has been three years since you left. Three long years. So much can happen in three years – so much can change – but the pain of your death never leaves. I hide it better n...

This has always been one of my favorite pictures of Tyler. It was taken 13 years ago when we lived in Jacksonville, Florida. He had just “graduated” from pre-school. I’ll never forget that day or the preschool he attended. I thought it was a fun idea to have the kids d...

“I believe that everyone can be happy. I dream that nobody harmed anybody. I try to make the world a better place. I hope I am making a difference.” Tyler Hallsey

For many of us it seems that we are a very small fish in a very, very, big and unforgiving pond. Can one pe...

A few months after Tyler passed away I met a friend for lunch. As I was parking I noticed a father pushing his son in a wheelchair. As I got closer I watched him pick up his boy and place him in the back seat of his car. I guessed the father was in his late 40s or earl...

Four years ago today I was sitting alone in a MRI waiting room when I was told my son was going to die. I was told there was no hope medically. I was told there was no cure. I couldn’t process it. I didn’t understand.

The next day I sat in the hallway outside of Tyler’s...

At some point each day I stop, pause, and shake my head. It’s been 2.5 years since Tyler passed away. I can hardly say that without taking that pause – that moment to process what I am saying. I know it happened - I was there each and every heart-breaking and faith pro...

On this very special day I choose to post a picture of my favorite gifts – my kids. My wife and I were talking this week about how fast the time has passed – too fast. We would do it all again and again. Our greatest joy has always been our children. We miss the endles...

I miss these blue eyes. This is my favorite picture of Tyler. It was taken by my daughter, McKenzie, during the holidays before Tyler was diagnosed with brain cancer. I have a copy of it in my truck – it looks back at me every day. It reminds me.

If you had five minutes...

We spent Saturday afternoon at the cemetery decorating Tyler’s headstone for Christmas. As I sat by my Superman I thought about the road we have traveled over what is nearly four years now and how much our world has changed. I think about that first day. I remember how...

Just a few weeks before Tyler passed away he wanted to tell me something. By this time he had long since lost the ability to move or speak. We had to communicate through an eye chart. It was a long and painstaking process for him. It had to be very frustrating.


Looking...

When Tyler was sick the doctors had to put him on a high dose of dexamethasone (steroids) to minimize the swelling in his brain. There were a lot of side effects and one of them was weight gain, especially in his face. I felt like I raised two Tyler’s because they were...

Eight months after Tyler was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) he fractured multiple vertebrae in his back - the brutal side effect of the steroid treatment aimed at keeping the swelling in his brain to a minimum and keeping him alive.

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