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Tyrell's Timeline

Tyrell, a resident of Fairfax County, was once among the 500,000 kids who are in foster care across the United States.

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2008: Tyrell as a young photographer, Lake Accotink Park during the annual 5K to benefit ...

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2008: Hayfield High School wrestling

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2008: Voices for Change arts competition for Virginia foster kids. Tyrell won 2nd place awarded ...

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2009: Tyrell’s high school graduation selfie which he combined with an image of the Fairfax ...

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2009: After graduation, Tyrell played for the Northern Riverneck semi-pro football team

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2011: Still hopeful.

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2013: Tyrell was living precariously, without prospects for a better future.

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Tyrell with his new boss April Cook (left), Terry Henry, Claire, a psychiatric service dog, ...

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Feb. 1, 2014: Tyrell arrives at his housing for the pilot program.

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Feb. 1, 2014: Tyrell practices welcoming guests into his new home.

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Feb. 2, 2014: Tyrell's selfie, pouring over his job manual before his first official day ...

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2014: Tyrell works with a young dog at paws4potential.

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Tyrell in selfie with writer and photographer Joan Brady.

Comments

AlexandraLajoux 7 months ago

A wonderful article about a wonderful young man. I met Tyrell while giving a music workshop at the Fairfax Families 4 Kids event, and later invited him (along with other Ffx youth and mentors) to Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church for a recording session. To hear his voice listen here http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alexandralajoux2 - click on arrow for a free clip: here Tyrell is singing softly in the background vocal behind the female vocalist, before the other male singer begins. It's significant the CD Baby picked this part of the song as its "free clip." Proves the point that Tyrell has awesome singing talent! FYI, the money from any downloads goes to Fairfax Families 4 Kids. (So far though this music like so many good things in life is a well-kept secret so no pizza parties yet :)

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