Letters to God
Tanner MaguireLisa CurtisLyanna Tumaneng
April 9, 2010
A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighbourhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman with a troubled life of his own becomes entangled in the boy’s journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he’s lost through his alcohol addiction.
The story of what happens when one boy’s walk of faith crosses paths with one man’s search for meaning-the resulting transformational journey that touches the lives of everyone around them. Tyler Doherty is an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. Surrounded by a loving family and community and armed with the courage of his faith, he faces his daily battle against cancer with bravery and grace. To Tyler, God is a friend, a teacher and the ultimate pen pal-Tyler’s prayers take the form of letters, which he composes and mails on a daily basis. The letters find their way into the hands of Brady McDaniels, a beleaguered postman standing at a crossroads in his life. At first, he is confused and conflicted over what to do with the letters. But the decision he ultimately makes becomes a testament to the quiet power of one boy’s shining spirit and unshakable faith.