|The Woodlands, TX — Hundreds gathered in Market Street on Saturday, May 19, to participate in the annual David’s Dream Run 5K.The race honors David Vetter, or as many people know him, David the Bubble Boy. David was born with a genetic immune disorder called SCID, or severe immune deficiency disorder, which eliminated his ability fight germs and confined him to living in a plastic bubble.
David passed away in 1984 after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant. In 1990, David Elementary was named in his honor.
The race raised over $235,000 for The David Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. The David Center is part of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic which provides care for asthma, allergy, immune dysfunction and AIDS/HIV.