Dylan Myers appeared on DIY SOS in 2016 when the show, who was working with the Chelsea Flower Show, was at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London
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DIY SOS star Dylan Myers has passed away at the age of 11 after a lifelong battle with a syndrome that slowed him down and left him with the mind and body of an infant.
The child, who was dubbed ‘real-life Peter Pan’, passed away on Friday and was taken to Facebook by his parents to share the tragic news.
Although Dylan spent most of his life in and out of the hospital, no doctor was able to diagnose Dylan.
His parents, Danielle and Richard, have come Facebook page they created for him to announce the tragic news to his followers.
Writing on Dylan’s Story, they said: “It was with the heaviest broken hearts that we let you know that our beautiful brave hero Dylan breathed his last in his arms. us at 14:10 this afternoon.
“He fought so hard to the bitter end but physically couldn’t fight anymore.”
His parents continued: “It is Dylan’s story and he wrote every page and enjoyed every minute of his so short life. His wonderful smile and giggles will live on in our hearts forever. Unfortunately, this story has come to an end.
“Sleep well son. Until we meet again. Broken forever but always together #dylansstory. ”
Along with the heartbreaking post, his parents shared two photos of themselves holding his hand and another card of him to Great Ormond Street hospital.
He was treated continuously by medical professionals because of his long list of complications.
Complications he suffered include mirrored organs on opposite sides of the body, daily episodes of apnea (stopping in breathing), seizures, arthritis, Inflammatory bowel disease, and being immunosuppressed. .
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When Dylan was 8 years old, he weighed only 12kg and was 89cm tall. He was dressed the size of a one-year-old child.
There was a time when Danielle and Richard had to resuscitate Dylan when he ‘died in their arms’ from apnea.
Dylan joined DIY SOS in 2016 when the show partnered with the Chelsea Flower Show to bring a garden to a children’s hospital.
Dylan was one (along with two others) of the kids selected to be on the show.
At the time, his mother explained that Dylan had no idea he was going to be on television. She said it was all just to create memories for her.
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