“We saw six different heart specialists before we found one that would get involved with helping Tyler,” said Theresa.
Although Theresa and Terry hope for a miracle, his long-term prognosis isn’t good. He has been told he may not make it past the age of 22, said his mother.
“We thought they had it fixed when he was 9,” said Theresa. “But he started having chest pains again.”
With Tyler wanting to work as a gunsmith upon his early graduation, his parents hope for their son can make the most of his life.
“Penn Foster has been great for our son,” said Theresa. “I’ve heard of other people in similar situations. We want to help other people know what is out there.”
According to the Wohltmans, the program cost about $1,200 for four years in school. If there are questions with online lessons, counselors are on call to talk over the phone with the students. There is not a specific structure for when the work must be done. Tyler works for a couple hours a day, said Terry.
For those that would like additional information about Penn Foster High School, they can contact www.pennfoster.edu. One can also call 1-888-427-7800. According to their website, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly.
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