dylan john

by claudia
(tampa florida)

my son dylan was born to me when i was 26... the same age that he would be when Brain Cancer would kill him on nov 30, 2010.
dylan was the most beautiful baby/child/man ever.. people would literally stop me on the street when he was young and marvel at his strawberry blond curls.. his golden hazel eyes .. his bright face and smile.. etc.
he lead also many reckless years as a young man .. his wild streak always there .. yet all who knew him could not help but be in love with him.
his spirit shined thru his being and he was that special.
finally, when he was 24 he seemed to get it together.
he just obtained his Class A Electrician's License and was working at a Power Plant in Louisiana the day he went down.. 09/10/09.
i will never forget the strange feeling i had that day at lunch hour, and when i returned to my desk i had an email that Dylan had been taken to an ER in LA.
he had fallen .. had a seizure.. out of nowhere.. the MRI lit up.. surgery quickly showed the worst case scenario. Dylan had Glioblastoma Multiforme. The deadliest of Brain Cancers.
he was told he would die in 6-8 months.
he went thru hell and back and finally was at peace on nov 30, 2010. he did see his 26th birthday and went skydiving that day.
almost 5 months later i alternate between shock/disbelief/sadness/horror.
but everyday i do what he did at the end.. just get to the next day.
i hope that one day i will feel "okay" and hope that others who are in my shoes will too.

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Sep 23, 2011
I lost my Dylan too
by: Cindy

When I read your story and saw the picture of you and Dylan, sympathy and heartache surged through me in a way I can't describe here (but i'm sure you know). I lost my son Dylan in March to a senseless misdiagnosis and a ruptured appendix. My Dylan was 27 and beautiful too. Your picture brought back a memory that will forever haunt me. The memory of my baby in that hospital bed dying, DYING!!! How could it be? He was 6'3" and so strong. He was gone so fast; there was no time for anything, not even goodbye. I loved him so...But having read Dylan's story I realize now that if he had to die, at least he suffered only a little and I am thankful for that. I am so sorry you lost your Dylan my dear, so very sorry. Please know that your story brought me some comfort. Dylan is a beautiful name for a beautiful soul. God bless you and keep you til you see him again.

Apr 20, 2011
Unerstand your grief
by: Terri

It's been almost a year that my 19 year old daughter succumbed to cancer. By the time they found the melanoma it was too late. She was diagnosed on April 19, 2010 and passed on May 13, 2010. There are no words to express the depth of the sorrow we feel at the loss of our beautiful children. I feel your sorrow and know your pain.

Apr 20, 2011
by: Shirley

I feel your grief. I lost my son last year in August to cancer. It was leukemia. Watching him suffer and go through so much tore me apart. Why him? Why your son? It makes no sense to me. Just know you are not alone.

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