It’s a special weekend for a very deserving Taylor County teen. Tyler Toth and his family have been through a lot this year. In March, just two days before Tyler’s 16th birthday he went into cardiac arrest during his bus ride to school. His heart stopped beating for 22 minutes. After being revived he spent two weeks in a coma.
"When he woke up, he pretty much had to relearn everything," says his mom, Tracey. "Sitting up, eating, walking talking, everything."
After seeing Tyler come so far in his recovery, the Make-A-Wish Foundation wanted to show its support. With the help of Wayne Larrivee's "Dagger Wear" foundation, the Toth's are in Green Bay for a special weekend at Lambeau. The family was also invited to Thursday night’s taping of
"Our family has been through a lot this year," explained Tracey. "So for us to be able to kick back and enjoy ourselves, it's nice to see smiles on Tyler's face."
The show is just the beginning of Tyler's Make-A-Wish weekend. Also on the agenda, is a special tour of Lambeau field, a chance to meet some of his favorite Packers players, and tickets for his whole family to Sunday's game.
"I never would have imagined this in all my years," Tyler exclaimed.
"This is kind of the end result of the whole project," explained Wayne Larrivee. "The T-shirts, hats and all of that. This is what it's all about, being able to raise the kind of funds to be able to grant a wish. We hope to grant many more as we go along."
"Since way before Christmas, we've been counting down to this as opposed to Christmas," said Tracey. "And he's had the biggest smile on his face every time he talks about meeting the Packers."
Sunday will be Tyler's first time at a Packers game.
NewsChannel 7 has been following Tyler’s amazing journey. To read previous stories click the links below
May 18, 2011 Stetsonville Teen Makes Miraculous Recovery
June 16, 2011 Teen Recovers from Cardiac Arrest