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Dylan Moran is only three, but has already captured the hearts of millions. 
 
"He's helping us to stay strong," Caleb Moran, Dylan's father, said. "He's full of hope and full of faith." 

Last year, Dylan's parents got news that no parent or person ever wants to hear. 

"We were not prepared to hear leukemia," says Caleb. 

"It's something that you see happen to other people but never think it can happen to your child," says Dylan's mom Alicia Moran. "Once they ran the tests over and over and they're sure, it's one of those blows that just takes your breath away." 

The next few days were a blur. 

"A nurse runs in and says we have to move, this is critical, we have to get him to ICU," Caleb recalled. "He can't be on the pediatric floor." 

Somehow, the Moran's kept their faith that all would work out and with the help of Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist, Dr. Ammar Morad, it did. 

"People come and don't see us as a medical provider or specialty...they see us as an extension to their family," Morad said. "When they come there is no tension about a doctors visit...it's just play." 

Today Dylan is on his way to recovery. 

"The first time he came home and he talked--his twin sister came to me and said, "Mommy, he can talk! He can talk!" She had tears streaming down her face," Alicia said. 

The Moran's said this experience has taught them a lot and opened their eyes to see that nothing is as tragic as it seems.  

"Nothing is too difficult," Alicia said. "There can be something good come out of something that seems so tragic." 

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