It's probably safe to say you've never met a child like Gabriel Dispenziere.
The 9-year-old Riverhead boy who has eosinophilic esophagitis is allergic to nearly all food. He also has to avoid contact with people who have food on their hands or breath. The condition affects about one in 2,000 people in the United States, less than 1 percent of those with the condition have as severe a case as Gabriel.
For years, Gabriel couldn't attend school, but recently, a robot system has expanded his world by allowing him to be a virtual fourth grader at Aquebogue Elementary School.StoryRobot helps LI boy allergic to all food PhotosRobot helps LI boy attend school
Newsday's Alejandra Villa has captured the joys and challenges of Gabriel's World and the dedication of his mother, Raquel. Watch the documentary and click on the link above to read more about Gabriel's story.