Doctors Didn't Think A Boy Could Make It. But The Little Hero, Who Had 22 Brain Surgeries, Finally Goes To School!
There is nothing more exciting for parents than seeing their children accomplish big and small achievements. First smile, first steps, first words, the first day of kindergarten, the first day of school, first… everything. But for this little guy, all these natural things come at a much bigger price, making them zillion times more precious.
After having to undergo 22 brain surgeries and a multitude of health problems, little Dylan Lipton-Lesser, 5, of Chesterfield County, has proved this week that anything is possible by proudly rolling his bright walker to the kindergarten.
There are no words that can describe the excitement of his moms, India Lipton, 45, and Shirley Lesser, 54, who were watching their heroic little fellow make his first steps to school and education.
Little Dylan was born 11 weeks premature and, as a result, had to suffer a number of complications. He had so many health problems, that doctors didn’t even think he would survive. In his short life, he has already undergone 22 life-threatening brain surgeries and has had to fight many battles, including brain bleeds, infections, and hydrocephalus.
"He’s been through quite a lot of hospitalizations, a lot of therapy,” his mom said. “They did not expect him to live."
Difficult as it was, Dylan has overcome every obstacle like a true champion and has deserved the right to be called nothing else but Sir Dylan Dragon Slayer. No wonder that such an important event as going to the kindergarten seems like a real miracle, after everything he’s been through!
His moms are completely and utterly over the moon, almost not being able to grasp that 5 years later their boy finally made it to this incredible moment.
"To see him going to kindergarten, wow! Is that possible?" Lipton said. “It is nothing short of a miracle that he is able to attend school and really do as well as he does.”
Except for his own style of communication, partly by sign language, partly by speaking, and having to use the leg braces, Dylan is just like any other 5-year-old, full of joy, active, and curious. And even though he still has a long road ahead and has to have risky brain surgeries in the future, Dylan is a true example of real inspiration, power, and limitless will to live!
Source: Inside Edition / Youtube