Only 11-years-old, this young boy has been through years of medical procedures and testing and has recently been diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis caused by an antiGAD65 antibody. Treatment for him will be ongoing plasmapheresis procedures to remove the harmful antibodies from his body. If you met him, though, what you’d see is a happy and polite young boy who loves playing on his scooter, listening to music, and his menagerie of pets. One of his favourite pastimes is pretend snorkeling in the bathtub. We know he’s going to have the time of his life when he and his family vacation in the Mexican Riviera and he’s able to snorkel at the world-renowned Xel Ha Park.