Ismael Vega now walks on his own after having an operation which used "telescoping rods." DANA SHAW
Patricia Vega and her son Ismael in their Hampton Bays home. DANA SHAW
Dr. Daniel Green
a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan who operated on Ismael. COURTESY ROBIN FRANK
Ismael Vega celebrated his sixth birthday on March 18. COURTESY PATRICIA VEGA
Ismael Vega visited the Capitol last week to tell his story and advocate for more musculoskeletal research funding with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. COURTESY PATRICIA VEGA
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