A British family celebrated Easter Sunday marking two years of what they call their “Easter miracle.” On Easter Sunday 2016, then-2-year-old Dylan Askin miraculously woke up from a coma moments after his parents agreed to turn off his life support.
“I am not massively religious, but I did think it was a miracle,” Kerry Askin, Dylan’s mother, told the Daily Mail.
With an extremely rare type of lung cancer, Dylan Askin, from Shelton Lock, Derbyshire in the UK was so sick on Good Friday 2016, his family had him christened in his hospital bed. Dylan’s parents and doctors had made the heartbreaking decision to have his life support machine turned off the following day. But the then-two-year-old stunned doctors at the Queens Medical Hospital in Nottingham when he regained his strength and was deemed to be stable by Easter Sunday.
“On Good Friday they told us things were looking bleak and that we weren’t going to get him back,” Kerry Askin told the charity. “All the settings on all the machines were at their highest and he was still struggling. We had him christened, all his family came from all over to say goodbye, including his big brother.” The next day, the doctors started taking the child off life support slowly, but the young boy’s heart rate became normal.
“I was strong in the belief that Dylan was our Easter miracle,” Kerry Askin said.