Former teen CrossFit Games athlete Dylan Kade remains hospitalized at C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital in the hospital’s intensive care unit as doctors search for answers and treatments for the 19-year old. What was thought to be a severe and rare case of bacterial meningitis is now thought to be Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, causing severe confusion, hallucinations, seizures, weakness, and loss of sensation.
Update: Since being admitted, Kade has had numerous spinal taps and has been placed in a medically induced coma in hopes of a decrease of swelling in his brain. He is suffering from seizures and this past Sunday had a breathing tube installed. Doctors and specialists still do not know what has caused the illness that has incapacitated the 2018 “3rd Fittest 16-17 Year-old on Earth.” On July 2 a meeting was held where Kade’s case was discussed by the top infectious disease doctors around the world.
How to help: With Kade’s father suffering from Alzheimer’s and his mother the sole source of income for the family, friends of the Kade family have started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the expensive treatment and recovery. To date, the page has raised over $70,000 with a goal of $200,000.
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