It breaks my heart that any little child must experience cancer-related misery. They fight with such remarkable courage, yet so many of them eventually lose the battle. Fortunately, there are also some inspiring and remarkable tales of kids who have triumphed over all obstacles. Doctors almost immediately saw that something was wrong when Dylan Little was born nine years ago.His entire body was covered in uncommon birthmarks, with the exception of his back, which had dark red skin.
Dylan was delivered and brought right away to the NICU. Sadly, it soon became apparent that the young child had a dangerous illness called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, since birthmarks covered roughly 80% of his tiny body. Naturally, his mother Kara, an Atlanta, Georgia, air traffic controller, was astonished to see her adored son.But when Kara saw her son for the first time, he was unlike anything she could have imagined.
“When Dylan was born, his back was entirely black and bleeding, his face, arms, and legs were all covered in moles. The largest one was from above his ears all the way down to his bottom, so it went all the way down around his shoulders, belly, and entire backside. There were hundreds of satellites where the moles ranged from half the size of a dollar to the dot of a pen,” she told Kidspot in 2016. Dylan had already undergone a PET scan and an MRI to screen for melanoma at the young age of just five weeks.
Dylan had multiple melanin deposits in his brain due to his unusual illness, which affects just one in 20,000 people. Around 4 months old, the baby boy began to experience seizures as a result of the “spots” in his brain. Doctors informed Dylan’s parents, Kara and Nikki, that he would require multiple procedures throughout his first few years of life.They must therefore pay special attention to their birthmarks at all times.
The majority of Dylan’s back was covered by a large mole that the medical staff wished to surgically remove. However, when the skin from other areas of the baby’s body had to be transplanted, it would not be a simple procedure. As Dylan grew older, his medical professionals chose to move forward with trickier procedures. Doctors had to place implants, resembling breast implants, in the boy’s body in order for him to be able to create enough skin for transplantation.
After the enormous mole on the little boy’s back was removed, the plan was to cover the region with enough extra skin. Dylan has had his fair share of operations thus far, it’s fair to say. About half of the boy’s enormous mole has been removed after 26 procedures.“We’re holding onto hope that the moles never turn on and become cancerous, but he could develop cancer at any point,” his mother, Kara, told the Telegraph.
“He has surgery every three to six months, dependent on which area of the body.” Dylan continues to be a cheerful young kid despite all of his operations and the time he has spent healing as a result, proving his doctors incorrect thus far.“Once in a supermarket a store manager asked us to leave because one of their customers was upset about having seen our child, which was very upsetting,” Kara said.