in honor of Erik


Erik was born on December 10, 1996. He is the son of Judy and Jerry, and has four siblings: Juan, Kenny, Brian, and Charlotte. Erik was born with Ivemark Syndrome, which leaves him with no spleen, half a heart, paralyzed vocal cords, low muscle tone, and cancerous tumors throughout his body. His diagnosis is terminal.

Erik is “positive, generous, loving, and caring.” On a recent extended family outing, his father gave money to all his boys, and Erik immediately turned and gave his money to his little nephew. “It surprised no one,” says his mother. “That’s just Erik!”

Erik’s family wants to thank the Make a Wish Foundation, “which was outstanding in all their efforts to give Erik his special day.”


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