Retro News: What Happened to ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ [Video]

If you’re old enough to remember him, you’ll recall that David Vetter’s immunological predicament transfixed the nation for over a decade. David was born with a condition called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, and from the moment he left his mother’s womb, he lived in various forms of a sterile isolation bubble that kept him safe from even the most basic bacterial infections which most people experience, but that could rapidly take his life. He was consigned to the bubbles in hopes that a cure for his condition would be found and he could eventually live a normal life.

Here’s an excellent recap of David’s incredible life and how he changed the course of immunological research and therapy, courtesy of the Retro Report YouTube channel: