Family Fights to Get Sick Son Home for the Holidays

Marco Ziccardi was visiting Finland with his mother when he became ill with what's believed to be a motor neuron disease.
1:50 | 12/11/15

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Vetoes that Carty just once one thing for Christmas to bring his six sun back home it's a tragedy of epic proportions for green just. You're lost you don't know what to do it Ito's wife and thirteen year old son Marko were visiting family in Finland back in September. When the teenager suddenly. Became severely ill with what's believed to be a motor neuron disease that now has them confined to a hospital bed a foreign country. Aren't able to halt or swallow and reading to avail later communicating only. Through text messages. And just doesn't know what's going on things. Sure it's catered for nearly three months now veto and his other son have been at home in mount Clare. Separated from family and wrestling with the bureaucratic maze of hospitals insurance companies. And most urgently airlines that have been necessary equipment to bring Marco home. A specialize flight that could cost more than 200000. Dollars. We lost the window for direct place and now we have to go through we're looking at different plates we don't know exactly how it can happen eight go forth any page has now raised more than 60000 dollars in just the last month. And Vito has been overwhelmed by the community support still he knows his son will require extensive medical care. All at a staggering financial calls much of it not covered by insurance. A lot of challenges that we have had but he don't want. One moment at a time. You know let's just be quiet have put it together what's he can. Veto found out just today the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia does have a bid for Marco but the huge hurdle remains of just. Getting his once vibrant healthy son. Back home for the holidays we've always been to give Christmas. And is the first Christmas that there's a possibility where we may not pay rob Nelson channel seven Eyewitness News.

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