Written by: Jeremy Baumhower
I don’t know if it’s the water we drink that former Mayor Carty Finkbeiner famously wanted to sell or maybe it’s the air we breathe; but there is something about Toledo that changes it’s residents’ hearts.
In a world with current headlines about violence, plane crashes and Kardashians; a simple act of kindness by one of Toledo’s finest is the perfect distraction and medicine any Cardiologist would prescribe.
Tyler Wiley is a pretty normal 22 year-old aspiring artist. His life revolves around his work, his family and of course, Facebook. What makes him unique is Tyler has Down Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease. Like most people his age his life is pretty dependent on his cell phone. Sandy Wiley, Tyler’s mom stated in a message to the Toledo Police Department “(Tyler’s) livelihood is his social media with his cell phone….he doesn’t have friends like you and I to go hang out”.
Then a bad thing happened to Tyler, his cell phone came up missing; it’s believed that someone stole his cell phone while he at work, making art.
In a moment of frustration; Tyler’s mom shared the news of the lost phone on Facebook. She was venting as any parent would, not knowing if her son misplaced his favorite gadget or a possibly worse scenario. What she did know for sure was the cost of the replacement phone, $150.
What happened next would only happen in Toledo. Read more ›