Web Exclusive: Two-year-old battling rare disease

Posted at: 04/01/2013 9:28 PM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Photo: Marcos Olivas
Photo: Marcos Olivas

Two-year-old Marcos Gregory Olivas is fighting a rare disease, and his family is fighting mounting medical bills.

Marcos suffers from cartilage-hair hypoplasia. It’s a rare disease that affects approximately 1 in 200,000 births.

To help with the mounting medical costs, Pizza9 at 101 Gold Ave. SW held a Donation Day Monday, with 50 percent of all sales from each order placed with a special coupon being donated to Marcos’ medical expenses.

If you’d like to donate, the family has set up a special account at U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union. The name on the account is Marcos Olivas Jr. and the account number is 6060703. Donations can be made at any location.