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Touching on the story
Dylan Crane, at the very young age of 3 professed his destiny to “Change
the World “. By the age of 7 he wrote about wanting to excel in all the arts
(dance, theater, and music) with his eventual goal of using his
skills in becoming a film maker. It was then that he made his first video
documentary. To Dylan, the entire world was a stage and he embraced the
creative spirit of the arts because of the way they touched people’s very
soul. On September 27th, 2004 Dylan was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a
very aggressive form of bone cancer. He began immediately making a video
diary of his treatment protocol including chemotherapy, orthopedic surgery
and stem cell transplant. He turned the first portion of this diary into a
short documentary for his schools entry in the educational media awards.
This film went on to receive 1st place in the district, region and state
competitions. Dylan was unable to edit the rest of the video footage he
had filmed because he had taken a turn for the worst in April 2005 (as a
result of his stem cell transplant) and spent the next 2 months in ICU.
However All Children’s Hospital media specialist Ann Miller and her team
were able to take Dylan’s footage along with some of their own and piece
together Dylan’s story for their annual telethon. Dylan’s story reached
out and touched the hearts of many and helped raise money for the hospital
that had been his home for the past 9 months.
We hope that by continuing his legacy, more people will benefit from
hearing and knowing about Dylan’s courageous spirit. Dylan released his
struggle with Ewing’s Sarcoma and made his transition on June 8th, 2005.
He has left a lasting impression on all who had the privilege to know him.