The Kiddie Pool… Help Change Diego's Life

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About Me

Diego was diagnosed with Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH) on the day of birth. His disability was evident from the first month of his life. NKH is a rare genetic disorder characterized by abnormally high levels of glycine, an amino acid that is one of the “building blocks” of protein. Typical symptoms include seizures, movement disorders (ataxia), spastic diplegia (spasticity in the muscles of the legs, hips, and pelvis), and optic atrophy (damage to the optic nerve causing progressive vision loss and problems with color vision); developmental delays and intellectual disability. This profoundly affects a child’s ability to learn and to do normal things such as eating, sitting, and walking.

Our day is a function of the needs of Diego. We wake up very early to give him his medications and food. We have lunch at noon and he usually takes a nap. On the weekends we watch TV, because Diego enjoys it. On the weekends, we also try to leave home and visit our relatives. Diego is not comfortable in crowded places (eg: Mall). On Tuesdays and Thursdays he attends therapy. The rest of the week he receives love from his mother during the day and father when he comes home from work.

Kiddie Pool Donations

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Fun Facts

Diego loves all bright colors but especially Green!

My Need

Community Events are not possible because of his condition. We take him to walk outdoors near the sea. He enjoys time with his family. Diego likes walking near the sea and the countryside, where he visits his cousins.

We are from Chile, a place in South America. The country's infrastructure is not geared to make life easier for the disabled. All is an obstacle, but we try to overcome them. We are a close family that is trying to be happy with the simple things in life. We like to enjoy the outdoors and walks near the sea, as much as possible. The three of us are always together struggling to get by day by day with the help of people, which makes things bearable for us.

A Thomashilfen Recaro Monza Nova 2 Reha Adaptive Booster-Type Car Seat would help Diego to enjoy getting out while providing the support and comfort he needs.

Pool Rules

*Kiddie Pool Donations are like gift certificates. They can only be redeemed for product or credit on account with They cannot be refunded.

*An excess of funds might be in the child’s Kiddie Pool when the goal is reached. If this occurs, no refunds will be given. The funds may be used towards additional merchandise.

*The Kiddie Pool goal is based on the product and accessories current price at the time the Kiddie Pool is established and that price are guaranteed for twelve months. Actual order total is subject to change based on additional accessories chosen, size changes or price changes set by each manufacturer after twelve months. If a price increase has occurred, you have two options:

1. Increase the goal amount
2. Put acquired funds on credit with for later use

*After the goal is met and before your order is placed, will verify sizing with our staff therapists.
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