Tyson, The Ultimate Fighter

By Walmart Staff
May 28, 2014
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When Tyson was born, his parents Justin and Meg were thrilled to have a healthy baby boy. But when he was only 17 hours old, Tyson’s skin turned a chilling shade of blue and he was rushed to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Doctors diagnosed him with Shone’s complex, a serious type of heart disease, and he endured open-heart surgery before he was one week old. He suffered cardiac arrest – twice – and bleeding in the brain, and he spent a total of 125 days in the hospital.

Tyson’s father, Justin, has been an area manager at Walmart distribution centers for seven years, and knows firsthand the level of support that Walmart provides to associates who are struggling, as well as support the company provides to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Thanks to CMNH, Tyson is now a healthy, thriving two-year-old.

Walmart has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 27 years, raising more than $700 million to benefit sick and injured kids.

To contribute to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and help children in your community, you can make a donation at the register at any Walmart store now until June 11.