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Roeland Park boy with rare disease gets special pool in time for summer

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Bo Macon was born with a rare genetic disorder, and thanks to the help of many, a new pool in his back yard will help him out in many ways. (KCTV5) Bo Macon was born with a rare genetic disorder, and thanks to the help of many, a new pool in his back yard will help him out in many ways. (KCTV5)
ROELAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A 7-year old boy known to many as "Super Bo" is getting a gift that his mom says will change his life.

Bo Macan was born with a rare genetic disorder, and thanks to the help of many, a new pool in his back yard will help him out in many ways.

According to Bo's mother Carolyn Macan, his immune system doesn't allow him to fight off infection or bacteria.

"So he can't swim in a public pool and that's one thing that's super good for him," she said.

That's why several organizations came together to provide Bo with a salt water pool and a brand new deck to be attached.

A total of $7,000 worth of lumber and labor was all donated.

"We do it because it makes us feel good to give back to the community," Macan said.

Bo has arthritis, diabetes and epilepsy. When he leaves the house, it's typically for therapy. However, now that he is seven years old, his mom says insurance no longer pays for those sessions.

"So for him to be able to get up, walk outside and swim and get some exercise is like a life changer for him," she said.

For more information on Super Bo, click here.

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