Upstate boy battling incurable illness in ICU after surgery

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) - Since January 2017, we have been following the story of Tyler Shelley, a 12-year-old boy battling a chronic illness with no known cure.

The Spartanburg native's health has been deteriorating for years after he was diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease that affects how his cells function.

Last week, he had abdominal surgery and, due to complications, he remains sedated on a ventilator in the ICU.

He is set to undergo several surgeries in the coming weeks but his family is not giving up hope.

You can help by sending Tyler a card vis the Greenville Children's Hospital website.

Click here to send a card.

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