In our fight against chILD disease, what most inspires us all – parents, friends, physicians and researchers – are the children who suffer from these disorders, yet still find joy in everyday life. They motivate us in this vital work, and give us all a reason to hope. Here are just a few of these remarkable kids:
She has been in the hospital for more than 600 total days in her life, has had 12 surgeries, and is still on oxygen most of the day. Yet, Taylor is an amazingly happy and positive kid who shows genuine care and compassion for others.
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Except for two brief months when she was just an infant, Alida has been on oxygen her entire life. But, she has a remarkable level of mobility and independence, thanks to Mr. Gibbs, her service dog and constant companion.
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Michael is a Marvel expert. From Iron Man to Iron Fist, he’s a comic king – and loves the art and storytelling. When he was diagnosed with chILD, his passion and creativity helped him fight back.