18 year old Dylan from Seychelles is suffering from Glomerular Nephritis. Actually, if you meet him, “suffering” is the last word that will come to your mind. The teenager has been undergoing treatment at the Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital where a team of global experts invited for a meet on new research trends in craniofacial biology . Dylan’s chronic kidney disease has triggered renal osteodystrophy, a bone and mineral disorder which has led to the Brown’s Tumour syndrome, implying in-growth of abnormal tissues.
“A tumour is almost choking his throat and I am trying to prepare him for a mandible reconstruction surgery on the jaw in about two weeks,” said S. M. Balaji, Director of the Hospital
The teenager is absolutely upbeat and can’t wait to be treated upon. Dylan considers himself to be “the most unique person in Seychelles”. He also has to undergo dialysis thrice a day to stay alive, has tried not to slip into gloom. “I think of myself as the youngest kidney patient in entire Seychelles. In fact I am the only one without kidneys, which makes me rather unique.” His mother keeps motivating him to fight and not give up. “Why, Mama, weren’t you the one who always tells me to fight,” he would remind her when his mother’s motivation waned.
We have our fingers crossed.