A child from a Chicago suburb with a rare genetic ailment saw his family for the first time at home on Tuesday after spending his whole life in the hospital.
With skeletal dysplasia, Francesco Bruno, who is 2 years and 10 months old, cannot build a healthy rib cage, which has an impact on his lungs.
Francesco was eventually escorted out of La Rabida Hospital by his parents after he had many operations to extend his ribcage and extensive rehab and treatment.
Francesco's mother, Priscila Zinnia Puente, told FOX32 Chicago as the family was loading Francesco into their vehicle,"We’re overjoyed and very, very happy and ready to start a new chapter, new adventure,"
The six elder siblings were anticipating Francesco's homecoming to the family's Oak Park house when he went back there.
Emanuele Bruno, Francesco's father, told WGN-TV that the family has been waiting for this day for a very long time and that "for the last couple of weeks, every hour has felt like years,"
In order to care for their kid at home, Francesco's parents have spent the previous several weeks attending training sessions.
Francesco will be missed by hospital workers, but they said that they were eventually glad to see him start a new chapter in his life.
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