"Team Tyler" raises money for boy with rare disease

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A community is rallying around a teenage boy battling a rare disease. Tyler Allman was born with Batten Disease.

He's regressing pretty quickly these days and his family could use all the support they can get.

"Team Tyler" was camped out at the "Drive & Shine" on Douglas Road in Mishawaka to raise money.

The car wash says 50-percent of their earnings on Saturday will go towards the Allman family.

Tyler is now completely blind and immobile. His doctors say his life expectancy is late teens or early twenties.

Tyler's mom Heather says she's beyond grateful for the outpouring from the community.

"We're just so overjoyed with how great this community is," said Heather.

Heather says her son's amazing spirit and perseverance keeps her going.

"Our world was crushed for a second but and it is something we deal with every day but you look at Tyler and he’s still a human being. He deserves to still live life to the fullest as much as he can," said Heather.


If you would like to donate to the Allman family, they have a "Team Tyler" fund set up at Notre Dame Credit Union.

They also have a Facebook group

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