William Tyler Page (1868 – October 19, 1942), was best known for his authorship of the American's Creed. He was born in Frederick, Maryland, a descendant of Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and of the tenth U.S. President John Tyler. In 1881, at the age of 13, he travelled to Washington D.C. to serve as a page at the U.S. Capitol, thus beginning a 61-year-long career as a national public servant.
In 2007, Tyler Page was just a kid watching television with his mom one day. They were watching an Oprah show about child-trafficking in Ghana. The show said that in Ghana, young kids are sold into slavery and made to work long, hard hours in the country’s fishing trade. Tyler was inspired to take action. He thought he would try to raise $240, the amount it would take a group to rescue one Ghanian child for one year. Tyler and his friends and family started raising money with car washes, bake sales, yard sales, etc. In 6 months, they raised not $240, but $19,000! And by a year later, they had raised $50,000!
He forgets to brush his teeth, leaves a trail behind when he leaves a room and takes short cuts in doing anything that he thinks is not worthy of his time. However, when he was 10-years old, Tyler Page began an 18-month campaign to raise $50,000 which he actually pulled off! It all started because of an Oprah show on child slavery in Ghana. Tyler, his mom, and the entire family had no idea the show would change their life forever.