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Who Is Tyler Butler- Figueroa (AGT Contestant) Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Brother, Cancer, Golden Buzzer

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Tyler Butler- Figueroa Biography/ Tyler Butler- Figueroa Bio

Tyler Butler- Figueroa is a violinist from North Carolina and one of the contestants on Americas Got Talent. He got Simon Cowell golden buzzer after his performance of a rendition of Kelly Clarkson ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’.

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Age

Tyler is 11 years old.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa Parents

Tyler was born to Kisua Butler-Figueroa (mother) and father although his father’s name is not in the public domain yet. His mother was with him during his audition on AGT.

Tyler Butler- Figueroa and his parents
Tyler Butler- Figueroa and his parents

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Brother

Tyler has a younger brother known as Adam and is four and a half years younger than him.

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Cancer

 

At the age of four Tyler was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.). In a blog post, his mother is quoted saying; “We noticed that Tyler did not have much energy while having lunch [one day] with family. He had begun to not want to eat or play much. I thought maybe his iron levels were low since I am anaemic. But after giving him some vitamins, he did not improve.”

He was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with ALL. “At UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC, the physicians and staff were excellent. When we walked into Tyler’s room, we could already tell the difference in his appearance due to the blood transfusion. I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. ‘Why my family?’ etc. The test came back and confirmed cancer.”

The family moved closer to the hospital and during the chemotherapy, his hair fell and he also had to be pushed in a stroller as he had doubled his weight due to steroids.

“We moved closer to the hospital. Tyler went through the phase of his hair falling out, and I think that was the hardest part for him — the outside physical appearance. We also had to push him in a stroller when he doubled his weight size and could hardly walk, due to the steroids he was on for a whole month. When we would go to church, the walk from the parking lot into the church was too far for him to walk without being exhausted. Just by looking at Tyler now, no one would ever think that he has been through so much.”

While he was on chemotherapy he could not engage in any sport as he had a ‘port’ in his chest to easy access to his veins.

“While Tyler was receiving his chemo, he had to have surgery to have the ‘port’ (a small disc made of plastic or metal about the size of a quarter that sits just under the skin) installed in his chest for easy access to his veins, so Tyler was not able to play any type of sports or have any rough physical contact which would cause the port to be damaged,” his mother explained.

After three years he finished all his chemotherapy treatments.

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Bullied

Tyler revealed on AGT that he was bullied in school and kids used to laugh at him for being different, as he had lost his hair due to chemotherapy. Some kids even said his cancer was contagious.

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Violin

Tyler is a great violinist and his mother revealed that he first got into violin when he saw a flyer at school for free afterschool violin lessons. When he told his mother about joining her father was sceptical as no one in the family played any instrument.

His mother said that soon after he began the classes he regained his energy and happiness and she felt like she finally had her son back.

Tyler told the camera “When I play the violin, it helps me forget about all the bad stuff. I just didn’t want to be the kid with cancer. So now, I’m the kid who plays the violin.”

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Americas Got Talent

Tyler is one of the contestants of Americas Got Talent 2019. He auditioned. His audition was aired on Tuesday’s episode (June 11, 2019). In his introductory video, he said he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of four. He also said he didn’t want to be known as the kid with cancer but the kid who plays the violin.

“I didn’t want to just be the Kid with Cancer — so now I’m the Kid who Plays the Violin.”

He performed the rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”. His performance earned him a standing ovation.

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Golden Buzzer

Tyler earned a golden buzzer from Simon Cowell for his performance. Before hitting the golden buzzer Simon told him; “You are an extraordinary young man. We hear too many stories of people being bullied, but I could tell you one thing: Most people are bullied because they’re better than the people who bully them.”

Simon told him he had something to tell the bullies on his behalf and he pressed his Golden Buzzer sending Tyler automatically into the live round of the competition.

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Youtube

Tyler has a Youtube channel with the username Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Violinist. In the about section, it says that the genres of music he plays on violin include “Pop, Classical, Gospel, Folk, Memorial, Patriotic, Soft Rock, Line Dance, Nigerian, Hip Hop, Country and Spanish.”

Tyler Butler- Figueroa Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TylerButlerFigueroaViolinist/about/?ref=page_internal

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