Daryn Blackwell had leukemia and was fighting another rare cancer. Last December, he was told he only had days to live. Deryn began planning his own funeral. It would have been the quirkiest of funerals. The coffin was to be driven in the same hearse that once carried Winston Churchill, then brought into the crematorium to the sound of Move Your Feet, a 2003 pop hit by Danish duo Junior Senior. Inside, the relatives would be waiting in specially selected fancy dress. And Deryn Blackwell, just 14, was to be laid to rest sporting his pink mohawk hair cut and wearing a suit. But then, everything changed.
Deryn is pictured above staying positive in hospital, pictured during his fight with cancer.
He was told he wouldn’t see Christmas, but Deryn, who is the only person in the world to suffer from both leukemia and another rare form of cancer has made a miraculous recovery.
Doctors are at a loss to explain why Deryn Blackwell, who is one of just five people in the world with Langerhans Cell Sarcoma, has had such a miraculous recovery.
His family members and his doctors think that his amazing recovery might have been his incredible positivity in his attitude towards both life and death.
The 14-year-old was diagnosed with the condition 18 months after he began battling leukemia in 2010.
The teenager underwent four bone marrow transplants, including two using his own stem cells, to try and make his body produce his own blood products again.
The cancer survivor had an incredibly resilient outlook, smiling while fighting off infection and undergoing treatment.
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