“My husband is a good man who was willing to die for my safety. If that isn’t loving, what is?”
This is a heartwarming experience of a woman who’s dream vacation turned into a nightmare.
On April 22, 2018, my husband Kendric Tyler and I left Alaska and went to Puerto Rico for a beautiful trip celebrating my 32nd birthday and our 1st wedding anniversary. We went on a beautiful 7-day cruise and then planned to stay in Puerto Rico to enjoy the culture and beauty.
On May 1, 2018, my husband and I were at a park in San Juan’s city when suddenly a man got off a motorbike and walked toward us. He had a semi-automatic 40-cal ‘Mac 10’ with an extended clip. He demanded money, and my husband said, ‘we have no cash/money.’ The man attempted to hit my husband on the head, and they struggled. He pointed the gun at us, and my husband blocked me. The man then shot my husband.
I was covered in his blood. He was shot once on the right shoulder. His spinal C6 and C7 were damaged from the bullet path, and from that moment (not claiming it is permanent), he became paralyzed from the neck down.
A beautiful trip turned into a nightmare. We have only been married a little over a year. We have faith in Jesus and believe he will be healed. I am blessed to say he is alive and honored to say my husband is my hero. He saved my life, and in doing so, he was willing to lose his own. He kept saying, “babe, I’m so sorry I just couldn’t let him shoot you.”
My husband is a man who loves God and loves his family. He is a football coach, a juvenile officer in Alaska, a community mentor, and a good friend.
You can always count on him. He is a gentleman. He loves to do laundry. I’m his heart. He loves me with all of his heart. He’s a very good man. One that leaves love notes and messages for me. Valentine’s Day is every day in the Tyler home.
My husband has been moved from Puerto Rico to the mainland – Georgia for medical attention and evaluation. He cannot move from the neck down, but we are hopeful that God will heal him.
Kendric was told he was paralyzed from the neck down.
– Tuesday he was shot
– Wednesday he was declared paralyzed from the next down
– Sunday he lifted his right arm and moved it!