Yerlisbell Machado cares for her son Diego Alarcon, 17, as their family dog Hanna rests at their home in Doral. Diego has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, West syndrome and respiratory deficiency, in addition to other health problems. He needs a respiratory machine, special bed, a ramp for their mini van as well as other items.
Yerlisbell Machado cares for her son Diego Alarcon, 17, as their family dog Hanna rests at their home in Doral. Diego has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, West syndrome and respiratory deficiency, in addition to other health problems. He needs a respiratory machine, special bed, a ramp for their mini van as well as other items. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com
Yerlisbell Machado cares for her son Diego Alarcon, 17, as their family dog Hanna rests at their home in Doral. Diego has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, West syndrome and respiratory deficiency, in addition to other health problems. He needs a respiratory machine, special bed, a ramp for their mini van as well as other items. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

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