Remember Dani, the brave little boy from the village of Leona Vicario who has ‘bones of glass’ or brittle bone syndrome? In February, the Royal Resorts Foundation held its first fun run in partnership with Cancun NGO Erase Una Vez un Hogar, A.C. (Once Upon a Home) to raise money to build him a house and dramatically improve the quality of his life. Dani and his family moved into their brand new home in August and Royal Resorts volunteer Raul Prado was one of their first visitors.
Built with ramps for wheelchair access, Dani’s new house has two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living/dining area and a small terrace. He’ll live there with his parents, sisters and the latest member of the family, a new baby brother.
The house is almost finished, but there are still things to be done such as installing lighting and ceiling fans, mattresses and the foam floor mats that Dani needs to be able to safely play on. Erase Una Vez un Hogar launched an appeal for donations in order to obtain the furniture and appliances still needed.
Dani is happy to be in his new home and thanked everyone at Royal Resorts for their help and friendship. Raul presented this little champ, who is always ready to smile despite the challenges he faces, with his Royal Resorts Foundation race medal and t-shirt.
We will be talking to Dani and his family soon to find out how they are getting on in their new house, so stay posted.