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Two matches found for Tyler Seddon

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By: Samantha Lavien

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After months of searching for a bone–marrow match, there is finally some good news for Burrillville boy Tyler Seddon. His mom says that two cord blood matches have been found.

"It's a big deal you know because we've been waiting," said Rachel Seddon, Tyler's mom.

The 7-year-old is battling leukemia for the second time.

The transplant that Tyler is expected to now undergo is a grueling procedure that will take around eight weeks.

"He has to have high dose chemotherapy and high dose radiation which will clear out and cleanse his whole system so all his bone-marrow will be gone. Then they will do it through his central line. They'll put the marrow in through there," said Seddon.

Last month hundreds of first responders rallied together for Tyler's 7th birthday. His mother's simple request for birthday cards turned into a huge celebration. In support of Tyler 300 plus people signed up to see if they were a bone-marrow match.

"I hope that people just continue doing the drives and continue getting more people on the registry so that way we can save more lives," said Seddon.

All the attention has shed a spotlight on childhood cancer, it's something Rachel hopes will continue.

"I think we're just beginning. I think Tyler's troops can definitely make a bigger impact even than what we've done," said Seddon.

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