Wylie HS senior plans to graduate despite being in ICU

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A Wylie High School senior is fighting for his life after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car accident a few weeks ago.

Dylan Williams was injured in a crash in late April at Oldham Lane and Colony Hill Road.

While he is improving, Dylan is still in ICU at Hendrick Medical Center.

“I don’t wish that phone call on any parent, any family member. It was a nightmare,” Dylan’s mother, Melissa Alvarado says. “Dylan was clinging to life when they found him.”

Now in the hospital still fighting for his life, he is making progress.

“His sister leaned in for a hug and he didn’t want to let her go,” Alvarado says.

It’s an incredible development for an equally incredible person.

With friends, family and the Wylie community coming out in full force, just thinking about the support brings Dylan’s grandfather to tears.

“The administration here at the school, the students, been phenomenal, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Dylan’s grandfather, Don Garman says. 

Wylie High School Assistant Principal Richard Cumby says they’ll continue that support.

“We are a family. Your Wylie family is behind you, and we’re going to be rooting for you every day,” Cumby says.

And with graduation just around the corner, he will cross that stage one way or another.

“I’m not really sure if I’ll be able to push him across or if myself and my family will be able to walk across for him,” Alvarado says.

To help cover medical costs, there is an account set up with Chase Bank under Melissa Alvarado and you can use check, cashier’s check or debit cards.

There is also go fund me set up for Dylan. To donate, click here.

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