‘Broken forever but always together’: DIY SOS’s ‘real life Peter Pan’ Dylan Myers passes away aged 10 after battling a stunted growth syndrome
- Dylan passed away on Friday afternoon, after a lifelong battle with the syndrome
- His condition was unnamed, but left him with the mind and body of a baby despite ageing, alongside a multitude of health conditions
Dylan Meyers has passed away after a lifelong battle with an unnamed syndrome, which stunted his growth and left him with the mind and body of a baby.
The 10-year-old, who appeared on an episode of DIY SOS with his family, was known as ‘the real life peter pan’.
His parents shared a heartfelt tribute to him via their Facebook page for him, named Dylan’s Story.
Dylan Myers passes away at age 10 after lifelong battle with a stunted growth syndrome
In the heartbreaking post, they said they were ‘broken forever but always together’.
The family, who are from Ongar, Essex, had been using the page to give updates on Dylan’s condition, as he was suffering form a multitude of health implications due to the syndrome.
In the post, they shared: ‘It’s with the heaviest broken hearts that we let you know our beautiful brave heroic little Dylan took his last breath in our arms at 14:10 this afternoon.
‘He fought so very hard to the bitter end but physically couldn’t fight anymore.
‘It was Dylan’s story and he wrote every page and enjoyed every minute of his too short little life. His amazing smile and giggle will live on in our hearts forever ♥️ but unfortunately this story has had come to an end.
‘Sleep tight baby boy. Until we meet again. Broken forever but always together’
Dylan’s condition was extremely rare and unidentified, leaving him in constant pain all the time as he underwent treatment for a list of health complications.
These included organs which are mirrored on the opposite side of his body, daily apnea attacks (stops breathing), Seizures, Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and he the suppressing of his Immune system.