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A journey of risk, hope

Dylan Catania was born with what his surgeon called “a big, bad brain.” Would severing half of it give him a chance at a normal life?

Times photographers Francine Orr and Don Kelsen spent months with Dylan Catania and his family, documenting his parents’ decision to go forward with surgery and the long weeks of recovery. Their video and photos give readers an intimate look at the journey. Read Molly Hennessy-Fiske’s story or view photo gallery.

3 Comments

  1. December 29, 2010, 11:41 am

    [...] Times photographers Francine Orr and Don Kelsen spent months with Dylan Catania and his family, documenting his parents’ decision to go forward with surgery and the long weeks of recovery. Their video and photos give readers an intimate look at the journey. Read Molly Hennessy-Fiske story or view video. [...]

  2. December 30, 2010, 9:02 am

    Beautiful!!! Thank you to the Catania family for sharing their journey!

    By: Liz
  3. February 13, 2011, 11:07 am

    [...] found this video of Dylan, a baby who had to have half of his brain removed and how he, and his family, were [...]

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