Boy with mitochondrial disorder builds Lego structure to raise money

A boy with a rare form of mitochondrial disorder is using his skill with Legos to help raise money for others like him around the world.
A Southern California boy with a rare form of mitochondrial disorder is using his skill with Legos to help raise money for others like him around the world.

Eight-year-old Dylan Prunty has spent most of the past two years at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he asked the Lego masters to design a replica of his hospital. He built the hospital using the design as well as other Lego structures.

Dylan's doctors and family say they're in awe of his talent, especially considering the severity of his disease. "Usually it takes three months to a year for someone to develop a kidney stone," Dylan's mother Kapka Prunty said. "Dylan makes them sometimes in minutes, hours, days. He can pass up to a hundred kidney stones a day."

Dylan hopes people will be moved by his Lego construction and donate to help children with mitochondrial disorders.
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