Dylan was an exceptional young man who excelled at anything he put his mind to. He loved playing sports & was the QB on the football team, ran hurdles in track & played basketball for Smoky Valley High. He was a straight A student enrolled in the gifted program. Dylan loved Kansas Jayhawk athletics & especially KU basketball. He leaves behind a lovely sister (Jade), mother, stepfather & his girlfriend Jordan.
Dylan's accident occurred while running home to get his football pads during his lunch hour so he could play that evening. Nothing prepares a parent for the call that your child has been in an auto accident & being life watched to the hospital. We went through 7 hours of ups & downs that day until it was finally time to make the hardest decision a parent will ever face. Do we keep our precious child on life support or try and save someone elses life by donating his organs. We chose to donate and the priest gave our child his last rights while we said goodbye. Goodbye only in this life my precious Dylan because we will be together again someday. Everything was such a blur the first few days & still is today. We were given another blow a few days later when the organ clinic called to tell us our son had stage 2 kidney cancer & his organs couldn't be used. I so much wanted to meet the person who recieved Dylan's precious heart or any other organ but this wasn't to be. They were able to use his eyes and hopefully we will get the strength someday to meet the recipient & look into those beautiful eyes once again.
Please tell your loved one everyday that you "love them" and never take life for granted. I ask any child that reads this to please wear your seat belt. I don't care how short a trip it is, please always wear your seat belt. My child only drove a short distance between school and home and wore his seat belt 99% of the time. But this time he didn't & it cost him his life and changed ours forever. The air bags did their job & the car was relatively intact, but he was ejected and this caused the head injury. The seat belt would have saved his life and I don't want any parent going through what my family is going through. Please wear your seat belt.
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