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Support the Nay Family: A Call to the SAAB Community

United for Tyler Nay: Supporting a Saab Family in Need

Tyler, Sam and Brian at Track Day, SOC 2023. — at Petersen Automotive.Tyler, Sam and Brian at Track Day, SOC 2023. — at Petersen Automotive.

The Saab Club of North America (SCNA) reaches out with a heavy heart to all Saab enthusiasts and the wider automotive community, highlighting the spirit of camaraderie and mutual support that defines our special group. Today, we share a story that hits close to home, about one of our own in need of our collective strength and generosity.

Tyler Nay, a prominent member of the SCNA and owner of Petersen Automotive in Skokie, Illinois, is facing a dire medical crisis. Known within the community not just for his expertise and service in the Saab world but also for his generous and compassionate nature, Tyler’s situation is a somber reminder of how swiftly circumstances can change.

Petersen Automotive, a beacon for Saab owners and a stalwart supporter of the Saab community, including serving as the title sponsor for the Saab Owners’ Convention (SOC) last year, has encountered an unexpected challenge. Tyler is currently in the ICU battling Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome, a severe condition that rapidly escalated from simple cold symptoms and back pain to multi-organ failure. This has necessitated dialysis, ventilatory support, and emergency surgery, placing Tyler in a critical fight for his life.

Petersen Automotive is in Skokie, IL, United States.
Petersen Automotive is in Skokie, IL, United States.

The Nay family, navigating this unimaginable ordeal, has shown incredible strength. Through updates on CaringBridge, they have kept the community informed, allowing us to share in their journey and offer our support. It’s a testament to the family’s resolve and the community’s willingness to rally around one of its members during their time of need.

A GoFundMe campaign has been organized on behalf of Kathryn Nay, Tyler’s spouse, to alleviate some of the financial burdens this crisis has imposed on the Nay family. As Tyler is also a small business owner, the impact of his illness extends beyond his personal health, threatening the livelihood of his family and the future of Petersen Automotive.

This is a call to action for all Saab enthusiasts, local clubs, shops, and indeed, anyone touched by the spirit of generosity that Tyler exemplifies. Donations, prayers, and messages of support are all invaluable at this time. Let’s unite to offer tangible assistance to the Nay family, ensuring that financial worries are one less concern as they focus on Tyler’s recovery.


Let’s support the Nay family!
Let’s support the Nay family!

The SCNA, along with the Chicago Saab Owner’s Club and the broader Saab community, stands with the Nay family and Petersen Automotive. We encourage everyone to contribute in whatever way they can, be it through donations to the GoFundMe campaign, sharing Tyler’s story to raise awareness, or sending messages of support to uplift the family’s spirits.

How You Can Help

  • Donate: Visit the GoFundMe page here to make a donation. No amount is too small, and every contribution brings Tyler closer to the comprehensive care he needs.
  • Share: Spread the word within your network. The more people know about Tyler’s fight, the broader the support network becomes.

In times of adversity, the true strength of a community is shown not just by how well we celebrate together, but by how we support each other during the toughest times. Let’s rally around the Nay family and show the power of the Saab community’s solidarity and generosity.

Our thoughts are with Tyler Nay, his family, and everyone at Petersen Automotive. Together, we can make a difference in their lives during this challenging time.

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