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Saturday, August 26, 2017, Tyler Cernik thought it would be a great day of riding the dunes.  However, fate was not in his favor. 

He fractured his C5 vertebrae, damaged his spinal cord, and fractured his jaw. He could not feel his legs or anything else from his solar plexus down. After a 3-hour surgery, he was told he would likely never walk again.

Tyler is the son of Dave Cernik a 33 year member working 1st shift in Output Carriers RWD.  With no insurance of his own, Tyler’s family is left with the responsibility of paying his medical bills.

Tyler's passion is living life to the fullest. He takes care of those around him so they can take advantage of all that life has to offer alongside him. He's honest, forthright, and compassionate. He's always been there for his family and friends. It's time now for us to be there for him. He's a welder, fabricator, and mechanic. Currently, his dexterity is non-existent. He needs to be able to work with his hands. 

He will most likely need another surgery, he will need rehabilitation, and he may attempt stem cell therapy. This fundraiser will help get Tyler started on the road to recovery.

We are collecting money to help Dave Cernik pay these medical bills.  Any amount would be greatly appreciated.



Donations can be given to the following:

Tracie Chovan 8-Speed Mainline RWD 1st Shift

Sherrie Littin Output Carriers RWD 1st Shift

Jackie Hoskins Output Unit RWD 1st Shift

Or donate directly to Tyler's GoFundMe account https://www.gofundme.com/help-tyler-walk-again

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