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February 6, 2012
Tyler Foundation recognized by Boston Children's Hospital
Athol Daily News

February 22, 2011
Foundation raises $20,000
Athol Daily News

November 26, 2010
Costs of illness go far beyond medical bills: Shirley couple help families of pediatric epilepsy patients
Shirley Oracle

August 5, 2010
Foundation Assists CT Family
Athol Daily News

Spring 2010
Healing by Helping: Heather Plotkin '00
Bentley Observer

January 31, 2009
Using GoodSearch and GoodShop to Help Raise Money for the Tyler Foundation
Action Unlimited

December 26, 2008
Couple Supply Gifts
Athol Daily News

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Epilepsy Foundation Started By Former Athol Couple
Athol Daily News

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Athol Daily News

Monday, May 21, 2007
Athol Daily News

November 24, 2007
30 Gift Bags Donated To Families In The Children's Hospital Boston
Athol Daily News

Video from our 2nd Annual Tyler Foundation Fundraising Dinner
November 6, 2010

"Dear Tyler Foundation, my husband and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the generosity you have shown us. It has been a difficult road with the diagnosis of seizures with our youngest son and then to add to it financial difficulties, it was a bit overwhelming but we did see the light, through the Tyler Foundation. We can not thank you enough."

- M.V.

"We were given a wonderful opportunity to always ensure we keep a perspective on what in life is truly important. With the birth or our son, we were dealt a deck of cards that included long hospital stays, countless sleepless nights, and a few ulcers from the worry tied to all of it. We were presented with an opportunity to get a much needed surgery. We would be 1115 miles from home for more than 12 weeks. Sometimes when you think you are walking the road alone a little angel pops up to hold your hand. We were waiting for Dylan to get out of surgery on the first day and the receptionist at the surgery desk brought us a package. In a world of voice mail and emails somebody just mailed. A book, some slippers, a candle, a few gift cards were in our little box, but it came with a lot more. The folks at the Tyler Foundation have walked a mile in the shoes we were wearing now. It really was not the stuff it was “the thought that mattered to us”. Sometimes a cliché is just what you need to warm your soul. Thank God for the people that make a small action to help those of us in need of a little support."

- C.Y.

"Heather, Erik and The Tyler Foundation,

Many thanks for your great act of kindness. You have really helped me in this hard time. Being able to have a smooth transistion home with no worries was truly made by you and your foundation.

I do not have enough words to Thank-You.

Thank-you truly from the bottom of my heart."

- E.N.

"The gift cards allowed us to focus on our daughter's medical needs and not worry about how we were going to pay for dinner that night or how much parking was going to cost at the end of our long stay."

"The Plotkins are angels and their foundation is one that deserves to be recognized and supported. They are people, just like you and me, and they're simply helping people during a time of need."

- Tracey B.

"The emotional and financial support that you have given us during this difficult time will not be forgotten. Your kind words of encouragement, compassion, and your 'hands on' knowledge of epilepsy surgery helped ease our concerns and fears."

"Illness is a burden, but your generous actions have lightened the load. Your commitment and dedication to our children with epilepsy is sincerely appreciated and we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts."

- Brenda, Eric and Brian M.