Castle Rock boy beating the odds
FOX (Denver) | March 23, 2011 | By Ginger Delgado
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A five- year-old boy from Castle Rock with a rare genetic disorder is beating the odds, thanks to his family who won’t give up.
Reece Rubino was not supposed to live past the age of two, according to his doctors, but his parents fought to keep him alive and give him hope. Reece was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA.
There are different types of the disease, but Reece has the most severe — Type One — which paralyzes children from head to toe. It’s a deadly disease for which there’s no cure. But Reece is living, learning and defying the odds.
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