“In January of 2017 we learned that Dylan had Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer. Dylan had a hard time recovering from chemo after surgery and was requiring more transfusions and more sick inpatient stays. He was on his 8th round of chemo and was getting emotionally and extremely physically tired. I tried to get him out of his room more often, the only thing that would do it now was if he could sit at the end of the hall on the 17th floor where there is a huge picture window facing the lake. We would stare out the window and long for the day he could be out there. I had in the back of my mind the constant reminder from Cal’s Angels, MAKE SURE DYLAN MAKES A WISH, then there was an A-HA moment…. We were at the window and I asked Dylan ‘how would you like to be on that lake in one of those boats?’. He smirked and said ‘one day momma’, I said ‘I am sure one day we can make it happen…’ when we got back to the room I emailed Cal’s Angels. Ten days later, our family was on a boat in the middle of Lake Michigan, smiling ear to ear. Dylan was happy, but more importantly, all 5 of us were together. A rarity at that time.
The summer was starting to look a little brighter, thanks to these angels in Gold! Because now Cal’s Angels were not just not random strangers in the hallways, they were a group of friends, a group of cheerleaders who he had come to trust and form a bond with. Consistency is huge in any child’s life and these amazing people made sure that they were there for the kids thru thick and thin and made sure that they knew it!” – Sam, Dylan’s Mom
Dylan’s family also received a Cal’s Comfort Kit and took part in Cal’s Angels’ monthly hospital party where they serve pizza, decorate cookies and hand out toys to all the kids and siblings from their annual Toy Drive. His family attended Iron Gate Motor Condos – Ultimate Road Rally event and got to ride in some really fast cars! Cal’s Angels teamed up with HC Lights to decorate their home with lights for the holidays, and Dylan was paired up with a Team Cal Marathon Runner to provide inspiration through their training and on race day.