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In the early 1970s, an unusual boy captivated the nation. Now, decades later, his story continues to unfold in remarkable ways.

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That poor mother you can still see the longing for her kid in her eyes
Breaks my heart

Автор — lubna s


Wow that poor mother. Never being able to cuddle and touch is one the most important senses the human person has. Much love to her and to all mums with children so very unwell . God bless

Автор — Molly Mayor


“It’s fun to *observe* people.”

Man... that sucks... just the way that was worded hurts.

Автор — Master Noct


My nephew has this and because of David's legacy my nephew has lived as normal as someone with immunodeficiency syndrome can. Thank you David for all you gave to save my nephews life.

Автор — christina newcomb


They could have at least gotten someone closer to David's age to play him in the movie...

Автор — elsa1942


David didn’t live long enough to become a researcher but he did live long enough to make a difference in the lives of millions of children! He accomplished his goal Mom!

Автор — Anne K


The parents were not "selfish"--they were human. If you watch the Body Shock Documentary in full, you will learn that they had been assured by the doctors that they could treat SCIDS and that there was hope. It just turned out not to be true. How insensitive that comment was to make....shame on you!

Автор — Rebecca Venter


“Health is the greatest of God's gifts, but we take it for granted; yet it hangs on a thread as fine as a spider's web and the tiniest thing can make it snap, leaving the strongest of us helpless in an instant.” - Jennifer Worth

Автор — Larry 306


"Im a star, I don't have to clean up my bubble."

Автор — Anne Frank


I wonder how his sister must think / feel

Автор — MellowMadnessRMX


The "Hi Mom" at the end broke my heart :(

Автор — Tom Marvolo Riddle


Im honestly happy to hear that he had as happy a childhood as he could have led under circumstances. he seemed to have experienced a loving family and fun despite it all. and not long after he started to feel old enough to be isolated and unhappy, he was granted release.

Автор — Chapstick817


This is why I’m a bone marrow donor. It’s not everything, but it’s something all of us can do to help a little bit. I’ve never donated but I’m on a national registry so if they ever find a match, I will be flown to the hospital where the donee lives. If you’ve never thought about it before, consider signing up. It could save a life.

Автор — Declan Hargrove


Im getting addicted to New York Times Retro.

Автор — Ariko Subumo


This is why you vax your kids. Because people like David can’t defend themselves from even a common cold.

Автор — Azy Draws


Such a sweet kid, so beautiful, so sad....

Автор — SightSeer


I must believe that half of comments must be one eyed morons. How exactly was the mother being selfish? What if the operation worked? Also would they know that there children would suffer from this condition if in the family medical records there was no evidence of it happening? You can't accuse one of selfishness when they are going out their way to do the opposite. Also notice how David has a sister who is ok.... hmm selfish for having children I guess.

Автор — VoxRomer


retro report helps me understand seinfeld references better

Автор — govinda keshavdas


i went to the school that was built in his name, we celebrated his life one day out of the year. I never really understood what happened to him but I always felt grateful for my health

Автор — Allison


this is not selfish parents. It of parents who of life for their child. How do you say that. I had child with the same problem. I was given a drug when husband was headed for Vietnam. It was given to me for nausea. I assumed that the Army would give me a drug that was safe. There were some out there beside me. The boy in the bubble wasn't only one. My boy was Bobby. He was born in 1967. The drug was Benedictine. They were treated him like a experiment and I didn't know. I was only 21. He was 5 month when started sick. Bobby died when was 16 mos. I will never forget the pain he went though.

Автор — Kathy Jackson