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Gabriel's World: A mother's devotion and a robot-assisted education nourish a boy allergic to all foods

It's probably safe to say you've never met a child like Gabriel Dispenziere. Gabriel, who has eosinophilic esophagitis, is allergic to nearly all food. 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. Newsday followed this remarkable fourth-grader for a few months to tell his story in this in-depth video feature. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)


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