Since he was diagnosed with this rare TK2 syndrome, Arturito's parents
Arthur and Olga, have not only fought for the little boy's life; they are totally committed to increase awareness of rare diseases.
Their story has reached the American media and beyond to other kids
with TK2 syndrome around the world.
Arturito's parents remain optimistic that someday there will be a cure for their son.
Parents like us
September 2015 - Washington Post Jorge Ribas made this video on Arturito's parents struggle to find help fighting diseases that don't attract much amount of research
or specialized funding. It also shows how determined parents can forge a path for other families encountering similar obstacles. An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from about 7,000 rare
Other children like Arturito fight rare diseases, like young Maxwell Smith.
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