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Photos: Miles meets Ricky!

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Our last stop of the day was at the LA Convention Center to meet Ricky, one of amazing heroes from Kids Are Heroes.

“Eight year old Ricky Springer is Racing for a Cause, to raise awareness of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders and support the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.” (Springer Racing Website)

“Eight year old Ricky Springer is not your typical kid. On the outside he is the picture of perfect health, but on the inside his immune system wages war against the most common substance needed for life: Food. Ricky lives with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder, a distinct disease which affects the gastrointestinal track, rendering the patient unable to tolerate food protein.
Because of Ricky’s battle to obtain an accurate diagnosis, find appropriate treatment, and live with his disorder, he has decided to take his experiences and make a difference for others. In 2009 he initiated the Racing for a Cause campaign. As a dirt track go-kart racer, Ricky is using his racing platform to educate everyone he meets about these disorders, as well as raise money to support APFED (The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders) in educating physicians and the general public about these disorders. In 2009, the Team estimates they educated over 3000 people in person about these disorders through various events and plans a much more aggressive campaign during 2010, participating in health fairs and community events to spread awareness of these disorders.”

I gave Ricky a set of Guatemalen worry dolls, something my aunt would frequently give me when I was hurt or sick.

As a Kids Are Heroes Ambassador, it was such an honor to meet such an amazing boy.

I encourage all of you to check out both sites & learn more about KAH & Ricky.

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