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July 17, 2013

Teen progressing, fundraisers scheduled

SHARPSVILLE — A Sharpsville teen is making steady progress toward recovery and is listed in stable condition after he was electrocuted while working on a roof June 29.

Tyler Luchey, 18, likely hit a high-tension electrical wire with a tool while working for Affordable Builders on a roof at 615 W. Main St., Sharpsville.

The force of the electricity threw Tyler about 30 feet onto the pavement below.

He was taken to UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, where he is being cared for in the trauma and burn unit.

Tyler has his skin scrubbed daily, which his family says is very painful, because of the burns he suffered over 40 percent of his body.

He has undergone multiple surgeries. There was blood on his brain, his neck was fractured, and his ankles and heels were broken.

A page on Facebook has been set up to support Tyler and updates are posted frequently by his girlfriend, Brooke Bartholomew.

She posted Monday, “Both Tyler’s skin and blood are infected and he has a temperature of 101.”

She asked for people to keep the prayers coming so Tyler can make it through this latest hurdle.

Friends and family have set up fundraising events with all proceeds going toward paying Tyler’s medical bills. They are selling “Thumbs Up for Tyler” T-shirts for $10 and there will be a benefit dinner Aug. 17 at Thelma’s Sports Nook in Sharpsville.

Visit the “Thumbs Up for Tyler” Facebook page for updates on Tyler’s status and fundraising information. The Aug. 17 event will feature a Tossing for Tyler Cornhole Tournament along with the dinner from 2 p.m. to midnight. A chicken and beef dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. Cornhole starts at 4 p.m. There will be a Chinese auction, bouncy house, face painting and more.

Sign up at Thelma’s or call McKenzie at 724-815-6132.

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