Two-year-old cancer patient refuses to give up as he is taken off life support

Apr 20, 2018
05:20 P.M.
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Just when they were about to give up on their two-year-old boy who had cancer, the family witnessed a miracle. 


Dylan Askin was rushed to the hospital for Christmas 2015 after he struggled to breathe. His parents were in a state of panic and they did not know what to expect.

At the hospital, the doctors found out that Dylan had a rare form of lung cancer called Langerhans cell histiocytosis or LCH. Cysts developed the boy’s lungs, which caused one of them to collapse.

The situation became worse when Dylan caught pneumonia.

In 2016, around Good Friday, the doctors proclaimed that they can no longer do anything to save the child leaving the parents no choice but to pull the plug.


Kerry Askin, Dylan’s mother, shared that everyone in their family, near or far, came to say their goodbyes to her son. They also had him christened.

A short while after, just as the doctors started taking Dylan off his life support, Kerry and her family witnessed something unexpected.

They saw that the little boy’s heart rate gradually went back to normal.

Kerry quickly said to the doctors, “Stop! There is still fight in him!”


Eventually, the doctors and the family slowly saw progress in Dylan’s condition. He was actually getting better and stronger.

For Kerry, she and her family believe that Dylan’s second chance was a miracle.

She shared, “By Easter Sunday, he was stable enough that I felt comfortable enough to have a lie-down. I was strong in that belief that he was our Easter miracle.”

Just a month after he woke up from his coma, the doctors allowed Dylan to go home.


It has been about two years since that day, Dylan is now well, happy, and cancer-free.

During Dylan’s entire cancer journey, the family received help from CLIC Sargent, which is a charity that aids families with kids who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The organization gave the family a social worker to help them find grants that could cut down their medical bills. The charity also found school support for Dylan’s older brother, Logan.

At present, according to God Updates, CLIC Sargent and the Askin family are partnering together to give help to other families like them.