Diego is a 15 year old boy diagnosed with Epilepsy and Leukemia. He started having seizures when he was two and they were under control until he was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL) on January 19th, 2010. Since then, Diego has been going through chemotherapy and having a hard time with side effects. Because of steroids he got Avascular Necrosis in all his joints which gives him a lot of pain and lack of movement.
Last year he participated at the YMCA event from Heroes Forever and they have been an incredible support for Diego. HF brought him a good friend, Todd. Diego loves to go to any activity from HF knowing that he will have the opportunity to share with his buddy.
Despite all the things he had gone thru he is always with a big smile that he can light up any room that he goes in and make everybody smile as well. He loves school and is very responsible with his homework. HF gave him the opportunity to meet Troy Tulowitzki and he reminded him to “not give up, like he is not giving up to cancer”. Diego has been an example for all of us, he is our hero!!!
We know that is still a long road for recovery but we live our today knowing that God is taking care of tomorrow.
Diego and Todd
Click on the movie icon below to see Diego's special day at the Colorado Rockies game.
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