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Remembering David Vetter’s Gallant Life

February 22, 2018

The incredible story of David Vetter’s life was recently featured in the BBC’s Witness program, including a touching interview with his mother and IDF Board of Trustees member Carol Ann Demaret. 

In 1971, David, affectionately known as the boy in the bubble, was born with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), one of the most severe types of primary immunodeficiency disease (PI).

“David’s gallant life and death took science on a path that has improved the quality of life now for SCID babies and children born with PI,” said Carol Ann.

Click here to listen to the entire interview that serves as a wonderful tribute to David.

February 22, 2018 marks the 34th anniversary of David’s passing, serving as poignant reminder for future generations.

“There is a generation approaching who doesn’t know David. They think the bubble boy is a Disney movie or a movie from the 70’s, but there was a child.”

Click here to learn more about David’s extraordinary story.


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