Dylan Michael Prosser, 29, of Afton, Wyoming went to his eternal home on October 15, 2021 after a courageous lifelong battle with Neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is a condition that causes tumors to grow on the central nervous system. Although these tumors are typically benign, Dylan was also diagnosed with cancer in February 2020.
Dylan was deeply loved by his family, as well as close friends and will be missed tremendously! Dylan was also an inspiration for his courage and steadfast attitude in the face of adversity to many. He taught us all to be strong and to enjoy the little things in life!
Dylan’s funeral service will be held on October 22nd at 2:00 p.m.at Schwab Mortuary in Afton, Wyoming. Interment will follow at Grover Cemetery in Grover, Wyoming.
Dylan was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 21,1992.
Dylan loved the Lord and enjoyed studying the bible. He also treasured time with his family and close friends. Dylan liked Chick-fil-A, Coca-Cola, M&Ms, LEGOs, and the color red.
Dylan was diagnosed with NF and an inoperable brain tumor at the age of four. At age five, he had a tumor removed from his neck. In 1998, Dylan was granted a wish from the Make A Wish Foundation for terminally ill children and enjoyed a treasured trip to Walt Disney World with his family.
Dylan went to school in Ellicott School District in Ellicott, Colorado from preschool through 12th grade. He graduated from Ellicott High School in 2011 as a member of the National Honor Society.
In 2015, Dylan completed the Goodwill Pursuits Vocational Program for individuals with special needs and truly enjoyed the people he met. He received a scholarship to go through this program and it meant a lot to him.
In May 2021, after four years of hard work, Dylan graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) with an Undergraduate Course of Study Certificate in Comprehensive Higher Education. He truly enjoyed being part of the Inclusive Services Program at UCCS and studying criminal justice. Dylan had tremendous respect for police officers and had aspirations of working in the criminal justice field.
Dylan was also a food connoisseur and created and maintained a food blog on Facebook called Dylan’s Delicious Food Blog that he enjoyed posting to. In the blog he featured a variety of restaurants, food videos, as well as his favorite home cooked meals.
In February 2020, Dylan was diagnosed with a Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST) in his left elbow and then In August 2020, he was diagnosed with another MPNST in T5 and T6 on his spine. Despite incredible doctors and surgeons at UC Health Anschutz Medical Campus, major surgeries, chemo, radiation, and immunotherapy, the cancer continued to spread. In September 2021, Dylan went into hospice in Afton, Wyoming with his family. He loved the incredible scenery, peace, and tranquility of Star Valley. His favorite thing was sitting on the back porch enjoying the fresh air and visiting with family. Throughout all of this he maintained a positive steadfast attitude.
Dylan was also featured Nationally two times as an NF Hero and NF Champion by the Children’s Tumor Foundation who shared his inspirational story of fortitude in the face of challenges with Neurofibromatosis. To continue spreading awareness, he started his own YouTube Channel called Dylan’s Journey to document his fight with NF and cancer. He had aspirations to continue to spread awareness.
Dylan is survived by his mother Janette Watts, stepfather John Hammill, and father David Prosser. Dylan was a brother to Brian Prosser (Stephanie and Amelia), Joshua Prosser (Kelley and Hannah), Leo Prosser, Kyleigh Watts, and Lily Prosser. He was a stepbrother to Betina Hammill (Jason, Lincoln, Aisha, Owen, and Evan), John Paul Hammill (Amanda and Kilian), Joshua Hammill (Ashley, Kendall, Kambri, Kennedi, Kya, and Kalli), and Rachel Kash (Joseph).
He is also survived by his Grandparents Don and Debbie Watts, Grandma Susan Watts, Grandma Judy Maez, and Great Grandmother Elsie Gonsholt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dylan’s Journey Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an individual with learning disabilities and/or Neurofibromatosis to pursue post graduate dreams to include a Vocational or Technical Program, two year Community College, or four year University Inclusive Education Program. The Dylan’s Journey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded every year on Dylan’s birthday April 21st. To contribute, please search “Dylan’s Journey Memorial Scholarship” on Bold.org.
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