UNC Health Talk

A Blessing to Many: Erick’s Story


Erick Gomez-Fuentes was born with “Prune Belly Syndrome,” a defect that occurs once in every 40,000 births. Erick has been at UNC Hospitals since his birth in 2008 and has already touched the hearts of the doctors and nurses on his floor. His family’s love and determination has sustained Erick as he awaits an intestinal transplant. Though the obstacles to Erick living a normal life are huge, his mother is determined to help him get well.