Their only child was born in 2008 with a congenital heart defect and suffered a heart attack two months later. Doctors expected Skylar to die within 10 days.
“You just can’t put into words what it was like to count down and not know if he would make it,” Greg Myers said.
On day six, the Myers got the call. A donor heart was found and Skyler took the transplant at Carolinas Medical Center. Now free to lead a normal life, Skyler was enrolled in pre-school in March and on June 2, he’ll take to his tricycle as grand marshal of the Collier Lilly Ride 4 Life, a fundraiser that benefits LifeShare Of The Carolinas.
The ride, now in its ninth year, is held in memory of Collier Cobb Lilly, a Davidson College student whose organs were donated after he died in an auto wreck.