At 2 and ½ years old, Drew started hemorrhaging and was diagnosed with both Mu Heavy Chain Disease as well as the rare genetic disorder called X-linked agammaglobulinemia, or XLA. These two conditions destroy his body’s ability to protect itself from infections by blocking the production of antibodies. For the rest of his life, Drew must take a strict daily regimen of antibiotics and must endure a painful 2 to 3 hour IV drip with immounoglobin, or antibodies, in it once every three weeks.
For his only wish, Drew asked if he could be a Lego designer for a day. While in Legoland, California, Drew got to experience what it was like to design his favorite toy and he thought it was completely awesome. He made two Lego versions of himself (one of which he got to leave as a secret legacy in the New York City tableau in Miniland USA), he made his own rocket with launch pad and he even got to help out with a “LEGO Emergency!” What a trip!