Dylan Kade Remains Hospitalized With Unknown Illness
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.