Dylan was born prematurely at 33 weeks in April 2001, after complications at 30 weeks. He was in the NICU for two weeks learning how to breath, eat, and regulate his temperature. His diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy didn’t come until he was 14 months old. He was in early intervention from that point on.

Dylan is a very special boy. He is kind, considerate, and funny with a great sense of humor. He loves video games and movies. He is involved in karate, baseball, and skiing. Dylan started skiing around three years old with his parents and attended lessons at Kissing Bridge before settling in with the Phoenix Adaptive Program at Holimont in Ellicottville, NY. He skis every Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter on his slider nicknamed the “X Wing.” Dylan loves the adventure involved with skiing, going fast down hills, and having fun with his instructors. It makes him feel strong.

To celebrate his upcoming 16th birthday in April, Dylan went on ski trip out west to Park City, Utah with his father. He skied two days on the big mountains at Park City. It was a great adventure he will remember forever.

Dylan, you are an amazing courageous, fearless young man. Keep following your dreams and showing the world CP doesn’t define you. It only makes you stronger. Cheers to our Be Courageous Kid, Dylan Heine!