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Thousands to Pray for 'Little Fighter' on His 5th Birthday

Ty Louis Campbell's health is deteriorating, and folks across the country are hoping for a miracle.

For the last three weeks—since receiving word that their son's cancer has returned—the Campbell family of Pawling has seen an outpouring of compassion.

In August 2010, doctors diagnosed Ty Louis Campbell, then almost 3, with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, one that looked nearly impossible to beat. But for months, it looked like that's exactly what was happening, that Ty was miraculously improving.

Last month, Cindy and Lou Campbell received devastating news. Doctors told them that their 4-year-old's tests showed progressive lepto-meningial disease, which is cancer in the spinal fluid. The diagnosis was followed by a heartbreaking realization: There are no more treatment options for Ty.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, thousands of people will drop what they are doing and think of Ty on his birthday. They'll pray, light candles and hope for healing. A Facebook event called the "Ty Louis Campbell Birthday Chain" shows nearly 4,000 attendees, with more than 29,000 invited.

Little Ty, who has earned the nickname SuperTy amongst family and friends, has been home since the latest diagnosis. He's been sleeping more, and his parents—who spoke to Patch at length in July 2011—are savoring each moment with him. Cindy keeps folks updated on Ty's progress in a moving blog that she updates every day or so. 

One of Ty's most recent struggles is paralysis, due to long-term effects of the radiation he received to kill the cancer. The development was an unexpected setback for a family that's been on an emotional rollercoaster—juggling hospital trips, physical rehabilitation, ever-changing medications and much more—for years.

Dusty Mount October 04, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Have followed Cindys blog since almost the beginning. I can't believe it's at this point. I am so very sad. I really thought he would make it. Still hoping and praying for a miracle. You can't help but fall in love with lil Ty...he's such a brave one. Always a smile even in his darkest days. Please God hear our prayers tonight...and every night.
Donna October 04, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Ditto what Dusty Mount said - praying hard today and everyday for this little fighter. Go SuperTy!!
Christina Rae October 04, 2012 at 05:17 PM
I'll also be praying for beautiful Ty and his family tonight -- like I've done for the past year and a half since first learning about this inspiring child. We love you Ty and are all hoping for a miracle! Happy 5th birthday SuperTy!
Robert G. Swan October 04, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Very sad & very tragic, My thoughts & prayers are with Ty & his family. God Bless. Happy 5th Birthday, " Super Ty " !
Ellen October 04, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I am crying with hurt for this beautiful family. May God give you the strength to endure this horror. May he put his arms around "Super Ty" and guide him in the direction he needs to go. God Bless You ALL.
sheri October 04, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I am doing everything on Cindy's blog. Lighitng a candle tonight for Ty, giving my kids piggy back rides and extra long bubble baths. Hugging them. I've already cried today twice. I dont know how this family is getting through this. God Bless.
Karl October 04, 2012 at 07:59 PM
There needs to be so much more awareness about Childhood Cancer. While awareness is growing, it is no where near where it needs to be. Kick Cancer's Butt Super Ty!
Gysela Pacheco October 04, 2012 at 09:24 PM
"God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. "Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next." Amen Happy Birthday Super Ty!! Fighting the good fight.
Monica sand October 04, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Lord please hear all of us and give Ty the miracle only you can .... You gave your precious son for our sins I ask that you put your hands on Ty's body and heal him for no other can in Jesus name amen
JasperRam October 05, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Prayed tonight.
Janet G October 05, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I prayed and will continue to pray.Through God all things are possible. Matthew 18:20 "Where two or three are gathered, there I Am in the midst"
lacton95@gmail.com October 09, 2012 at 09:31 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/453120541407447/ We are having another event for Ty this Saturday. Please check out the event page and share with everyone you know. Thanks and keep praying for Ty and his family.
jandacole27@yahoo.com October 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
My thoughts and Prayers go out to Super Ty and his family.Anna Cole

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