This blog was set up by family and friends of Ethan and Lauren to help support their family through prayer and to hopefully relieve some of the financial burden that Ethan and Lauren have had to endure through this trying time. If you would like, you can donate through the button on the right and your donation will go directly into a bank account set up in their names, or you can visit any Metropolitan Bank in Arkansas and donate funds through an account set up in the name of Cynthia Sieber (Ethans's sister) We have also linked the website to a Facebook page we have set up to hopefully spread the word and have as many people praying for our little man as possible.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Ty that Binds - Pasta Bar Benefit, Norfolk VA


Please join NWCA Lady Rebecca Rolfe #314 as we host a Pasta Bar Benefit and Silent Auction in support of a very special "Little Man".

Ty McCullar has faced many obstacles in his short life and yet, every picture we see of him is a smiling, precious face. Proceeds from this benefit will go to offset financial costs for the McCullar Family.

This will be a wonderful evening for a fantastic cause. Won't you join us and support "Th...e Ty That Binds"?

Cost: $20 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
= Varied selection of pasta and sauce types (Vegetarian options as well)
= Salad
= Breadsticks
= Selection of tea, water or lemonade

Children 10 and under will be free for this event.

Due to accomodations, we will need a head count, so please RSVP if you plan to attend. If you cannot attend the event, but are inclined to purchase a ticket/make a donation either monetary or goods for the auction, please contact for more information.

Let's make this a great event for "Little Man" and this amazing family!

The Ty that Binds - Fundraiser in Longview,Texas


Hello friends and family! If you are planning to attend the event that will be held April 16th in Longview, TX to raise support for Ty, Lauren, & Ethan, please let us know by adding the event to your calendar! 

The Ty That Binds - A fundraiser to benefit Ty McCullar and his family
Location: Spur of the Moment Farm
Time: 1:00PM Saturday, April 16th..

Ty Update 3/7/11

Isaiah 41:13 "For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’”

3-7-11 The weekend at "The McCullar" house was a great one! With the help of famliy members and Laura, one of their night nurses, Lauren and Ethan were able to experience something that hasn't happened very often in the last 18 months.... a sense of normalcy. Ty, for the most part felt good. Only once did he get nauseated. With the help of Zophan and the rocking of his Honey, he was fast asleep and took a good nap.

Today was "Lab Work" day with really good results!! Ty's WBC-7370, HG-10, Platelets-226,000 and his ANC 5601. Ethan and Lauren were very pleased as this next weekend is a BIG one for their Littleman. Ty will be admitted to Childrens on Thursday morning for Nuclear Medicine to administer a specific drug needed to be in his system for 24 hours prior to his MIBG Scan on Friday. He will have a CT Scan to check the spinal chord involvement. A MRI will be necessary if the doctors cannot see what they need to see. On Friday night Ty will have Chemotherapy Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ty Update 3/6/11

Good Sunday morning! Ty has had a great weekend and felt pretty good with just aliitle down-time yesterday. I was able to spend the day with Littleman as Ethan had to work and Lauren went to judge a "Crowns For Cancer" Fundraiser set up in honor of Ty. Lauren said the pageant was a success and she wished everyone could have won! Lauren and Ethan so appreciate all the efforts to help defray some of the cost to care for their baby. We all have busy lives the fact so many people, family and friends have made and continue to make time for them is awesome! Be blessed today as they are because of you!

Ty Update 3/3/11

Today my sweet little grandson had an Echo of his heart followed by an IVIG Infusion. The Echo was to make sure the Chemo was not affecting his heart in anyway and as it turns out....All is well with Littleman's heart!! YEA! The IVIG Infusion took about 4 hours and it is to help boost his immunity. As I travel to Littlerock this afternoon for the weekend, my prayer will be our baby feels good and has a great weekend! Lauren and Ethan have a Friday night nurse, but not one for Saturday night. It is very difficult for them to maintain their jobs, their own health and manage to care for Littleman sleep deprived. With that being said:
Specific Prayers for Nurses!! Lots of Nurses!
That Lauren and Ethan rest this weekend as to be able to perform at top levels in their jobs.
Safe travels as I travel to and from Littlerock.
Much love to all of you~Debra aka Honey

Ty Update 3/2/11

Ty's labs this morning came back good! WBC - 8000, HGB - 11, Platelets - 63000, and ANC was 5200. Lauren and Ethan were happy with these results!

Ty Update 3/2/11

Ty had a good day today! He had physical therapy this am & a Synegis shot this pm to help protect him from RSV. We draw labs tomorrow am (please pray everything is good!!!) then Friday we go for an ECHO (to check out his heart & make sure it hasn't been affected by the chemo) & another IVIG infusion (to assist his immune system). We are so thankful for all of you and your prayers! Keep them coming! :)

Ty Update 3/1/11

Sleeping angel after his physical therapy this morning!!!

Ty Update 2/28/11

Tys white count is back up! WBC=15000, ANC= 8497! his platelets are still low (44000) we want them to be at 150000. Buy yay the counts are up!! Thank you everyone for your prayers! They work!!

Ty Update 2/27/11

Ty had a great weekend! It seems like the prayers & transfusion helped him to feel better! We draw labs tomorrow morning! please pray things are back to normal! Ty had fun hanging out with his Lolli & Pop this weekend & mommy & daddy were able to enjoy sleep, help cleaning, & even a date! :) Tks for continuing to follow Ty & praying!

Ty Update 2/26/11 - Ty's Soccer Skills!

Ty Update 2/25/11

Today Ty experienced his first Blood Transfusion. Initially, Ty pulled out the first IV needle, therefore, delaying the process. He's a hard stick, but with skilled nurses and a cooperative baby....mission accomplished. With the procedure starting at 8:45 this morning and ending at 5:00....Littleman's day was long, but he di......d well. He had no adverse reations to the blood. He was given 1/2 unit of blood and 1/2 unit plateletes resulting in his heart rate going back down to a normal rate and his blood pressure increasing back to normal. So he should feel better soon. Rocephin was given as extra protection from infection. Littleman is back home now in his own bed, with his own toys and lovies. Ty has been confined to his bed most of his life; I feel it is where he's most comfortable. We are all so blessed....Thank you for the many prayers. Until tomorrow

Ty Update 2/24/11

Just spoke with Lauren, we were praying Ty's lab work results would be better today. As it turns out, he is still very Neutropenic, which means he is still extremely susceptible to infection. Along with that, his Hemoglobin was 7.4. Lauren and Ethan will take him to the Hematology/Oncology Office for his first... Blood Transfusion tomorrow morning @ 8:45.

In My Devotion today: I AM LEADING YOU, STEP BY STEP, through your life. Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain and flimsy--even precarious. That is how it should be. Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine. This, like all forms of worry is an act of rebellion: doubting My promises to care for you.

Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.

In God's name~
Debra aka Honey

Ethan and Lauren, be comforted by his promises. Much Love~