Kyler’s story had gripped the community long before the youngster got a new heart. Kyler was known throughout the county as he fought on despite a defective heart. Bebber was on the donor list and his family got the call from Carolina’s Regional Medical Center that they had a heart for Kyler. The family rushed him to Charlotte for the procedure.
While in the hospital Kyler was paid a visit by Carolina Panther standout Greg Olsen. Olsen has a son with a heart condition so Kyler’s battle was close to the football player’s heart.
Today as Kyler celebrates one year with a new heart he is living by all accounts the normal life of an 8 year old. He attends Ellendale Elementary School and is playing soccer. Today we salute our hero, Kyler Bebber !