Missing man found at Drop-In Centre
Published Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:05PM MDT
Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:28PM MDT
Dallyn Nicholas, a 23-year-old man diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, has been located after disappearing for nearly a week.
Staff members at the Calgary Drop-In Centre recognized Nicholas from a story CTV Calgary aired on Friday evening. Medical Watch reporter Karen Owen's story on Prader-Willi Syndrome included pictures of the missing man.
The staff members notified Calgary police and Nicholas was reunited with his family.
Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder, results in an insatiable appetite that rules the lives of those afflicted with it.
Nicholas’ mother has to keep a lock on the pantry in an effort to control his food intake.
On Tuesday, Dallyn emptied his bank account and ran away in search of food. Dallyn arrived at the Drop-In Centre disoriented and penniless, having spent all of his money at restaurants.
Dallyn is diabetic and has been transported to the Peter Lougheed Hospital as a precautionary measure.