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Severe Combined Immune Deficiency
It’s an illness that affects one in every 69,000 children.
It’s also known as the “bubble boy” disease where children were forced to live inside a shield of plastic in order to stave off viruses.
Although children no longer need to live in bubbles, it’s still life threatening.
APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story of the Mi’kmaq boy they call “Lil G” and his battle with SCID.