Tyler was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 4. After losing his hair to chemotherapy as a little boy, he felt ostracized by his peers and was bullied on a regular basis. Tyler’s life took on a whole new meaning when he discovered his passion for playing the violin. Music became his source of self-confidence and joy amid his fight against cancer and the bullying he unfortunately faced. At 11 years old, the young violinist from North Carolina auditioned for the new season of America’s Got Talent and delivered what many viewers are calling one of the most inspiring auditions in the show’s history.