Little girl with rare syndrome gets brand new backyard
POST FALLS, Idaho — A little girl with a rare syndrome got a new backyard on Thursday.
At just five years old, Alexandria ‘Dria’ Cresci hasn’t gotten to experience a lot of things like other kids her age.
The Post Falls child was diagnosed about four years ago with complete DiGeorge syndrome, something similar to what many know as bubble boy disease. In short, her thymus gland- which is the powerhouse for a person’s immune system- doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to.
Just three months ago, Dria finally got the thymus transplant she’s been waiting her whole life for. She’s currently recovering in Seattle, but doctors say she still has a road of recovery ahead.
Without an immune system, Dria has spent most of her life in isolation. That’s meant no trick-or-treating, no water park visits… certainly no trips to the playground.
That’s why 4 News Now’s Extreme Team partnered with Wishing Star Foundation to bring the playground to her.
That playground was revealed on Thursday, and features a brand new swing set, slide, and more. Now, when Dria comes home to Post Falls, her yard will be completely decked out for her and her brothers to safely play in.
“The kid is just dying to live,” said Kayla Cresci, Dria’s mom. “I cannot thank a Wishing Star Foundation and Mark Peterson with the Extreme Team for doing this. This is so amazing to be going home to.”
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