Meet Dylan

Hello, my name is Hannah Whitten.

I want to introduce you to my brother, Dylan. Dylan was my big brother by 5 years. There wasn’t a minute since I was born that he wasn’t right by my side. Home became less of a place and more of a person to me.


Dylan was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was very young. It is one of the most painful things on earth to watch someone you love have a seizure. Dylan was consistently on a cocktail of drugs that he had to modify once it proved less effective. Dylan tried everything to curb his seizures: he took his meds, he had a vagus nerve stimulator implanted in his chest, and he was a candidate for brain surgery but after the doctors cut into his head, they realized his epilepsy was to pervasive to remove.

As hard as Dylan’s epilepsy struggle was, Dylan was able to drive motorcycles, surf in the ocean, graduate college and ride with the bulls. Dylan never let epilepsy get in the way of living his life. His bravery challenged and inspired each of us.

Dylan died of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy on August 27, 2017. Our family misses him terribly. My dad likes to say the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. That was my brother. We are honored to keep his memory alive. Love like Dylan, because he loved, and lived to the fullest.


Raising Awareness

Fate White Logo
Swing hope white logo
Explorology White Logo