Tyler Ransom is a 14 year-old Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)/ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) enthusiast who has been battling a kidney illness called Nephrotic Syndrome, since the age of 2. Specifically, Tyler’s kidneys filtering system malfunctions and causes protein to leak into his urine, as a result fluid accumulates in his eyes, stomach and legs, and prolonged leakage can cause kidney failure and potentially death.