Ted DeVita was born in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland back in 1962. His father Vincent was a doctor who diagnosed his son’s illness in 1972. He was admitted to the National Institutes of Hearth Clinical Center. At the time scientists and physicians tried all known treatments for his condition.
Due to his rare condition, he was placed in a room where few people were allowed to visit him. Sadly, he died when he was 18. What you may not know about Ted is that he suffered from severe aplastic anemia, a condition in which the body is suddenly unable to produce new blood cells and platelets. Ted’s body had no effective immune system. While you may not know or heard of Ted you surely know the movie that was made of his short life, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
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