A 10-month-old boy born without an immune system has been confined to his sanitized home his entire life and only leaves for doctor’s visits.
Sebastian Romero was diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) at two weeks old, a rare genetic disorder known as ‘bubble boy’ disease that left him with no infection-fighting cells.
Exposure to any illnesses, including the common cold, could kill him due to his body’s inability to fight off disease. This means no family outings and Christmas this year was spent without visitors.
However, the once fatal disease has the possibility of life thanks to a bone-marrow transplant that Sebastian received earlier this year which has been slowly building his immune system.
His mother Blanca Romero, 33, told Daily Mail Online that the family-of-five shower and change clothes immediately when entering their Texas home and will continue to take these necessary safety precautions until his cell count is high enough that a cold won’t put him in the hospital.