Francesco Bruno is nearly three years old, who has spent the first years of his life in a hospital after being born with a rare condition called skeletal dysplasia. He is basically from Illinois is now home for the first time in his life after he was born with a rare and debilitating condition.
What Happened To Francesco Bruno?
Francesco Bruno said goodbye to La Rabida Children’s Hospital on Tuesday as he starts a new chapter of his life at home with his family.
“He’s two years and 10 months, and he’s been in a hospital since he’s been born. We’ve been waiting for this a long time, and it’s kind of surreal that it’s happening,” Maggie Sladick, an occupational therapist at the hospital, told FOX affiliate WFLD.
His parents had been waiting for this day since Francesco’s birth two years and 10 months ago.
“We’re very happy, nervous, tense, scared, overwhelmed, really happy, overjoyed,” his father, Emanuele Bruno, told CBS News. “It’s just a melting pot of emotions.”
Francesco Bruno Disease
Francesco has a rare disorder called skeletal dysplasia, which causes the abnormal development of a baby’s bones, joints, and cartilage, according to Mayo Clinic.
Francesco has relied on a ventilator to breathe and tubes to eat while hospitalized, ABC affiliate WLS-TV reports.
The condition, which varies in terms of severity from child to child, causes the irregular growth of arms and legs, clubfoot, and bowlegs. In Francesco’s case specifically, it affects his ribs which then hinders theCorrect functioning velopment of his lungs , WFLD reports.
Francesco Bruno Now
Francesco is getting better, and Emanuele and Priscilla took classes to learn how to take care of him.
“It’s already a miracle that we are still talking about him three years later,” Emanuele told WLS-TV.
“We’re overjoyed,” Priscilla told WFLD, “and very, very happy and ready to start a new chapter, new adventure.”
Francesco Bruno Age
Francesco Bruno’s exact date of birth is not known. Moreover, he is 03 years old, as of 2022. He holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His father and mother names are not known.