Since that first project in 2011 when Tyler literally and figuratively became the creative arms and hands of a quadriplegic U.S. Marine, both he and Michael knew they had a new mission and duty to continue sharing Veterans stories through this powerful collaborative outlet.
Not long after their initial meeting, Hyacinthe met a local U.S. Marine who was paralyzed from the neck-down and lost his ability to speak due to injuries suffered in Iraq. Once he learned of the Marine’s love of t-shirts from his full-time nurse, Hyacinthe called Way and asked if he’d be interested in helping create a t-shirt design with the Marine…
When Michael Hyacinthe, an 8-year U.S. Navy Marine met with artist/designer, Tyler Way, for coffee one Saturday morning, they quickly realized the severe disconnect between their two worlds.
At that point, they both knew they had to figure out a way to bridge that divide, which was their motivation behind establishing [HAS HEART].