Dylan's Story

Dylan Vanhear was a very sporty, healthy, 11-year-old boy until May 2015, when he developed a limp.  After numerous trips to the GP, it was discovered that he had Ependymomas on his spinal cord.  Following a seven and a half-hour operation, Dylan was left paraplegic and wheelchair bound.

During his prolonged stay in hospital, Dylan decided that he wanted to help children in a similar situation, as there was so little activity for them on the ward.  In a little over a year, he achieved the truly incredible feat of raising over £10,000 for Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Finally, after a 308 day stay, he was discharged from hospital in April 2016.

Sadly, Dylan lost his battle in September 2016, a week after his 13th birthday.

We set up a charity in Dylan’s name, continuing ‘Dylan’s Quest’ to help families like ours, with children and young adults who have life limiting illnesses.

To help us in our Quest, click here to be directed to our Donation and Fundraising Page.