Family whose 7-year-old son suffered stroke, has house broken into

While the family of a 7-year-old boy who suffered a stroke were at the hospital, their house was burglarized.

Amanda Swann's 7-year-old son, Tyler, was rushed to the hospital New Year's Day.

"He had hemorrhaging on his brain which caused a stroke," Swann said. "So he lost all feeling on his left side." 

And to add more anguish, when The mother of five came home Tuesday from the hospital, her house had been broken into.

"All I wanted was my jewelry that my dad that passed away, and my mom and dad gave me," she said.

Police say it was a tip and footprints left in the snow that led them to the suspect.

"People under the influence of narcotics don't think straight," said Lt. Robert Grant of Brownstown police. "And there is a clear path from their house to the suspects's house." 

The neighbor who police say broke in, does not want to be identified but he did speak to FOX 2 through his screen door.

"All I have to say is I have a drug habit,  but I'm sorry to them," he said.

"Yeah I'm sorry too," Swann said. "Sorry he had to put us through this. God will take care of you. I don't have to." 

Swann says she will not press charges.

"I'm excited," she said. "I got my Jewelry back. My son comes home Friday so awesome week ."

If viewers want to send get well cards to Tyler, the family is requesting they be sent to Tyler Swann, 27081 Sibley Road, Brownstown Twp, MI 48174.

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