Reece LoCicero has been a regular at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles for most of his life. Some employees there even know his favorite video games.
The 4-year-old is scheduled to be back again today, this time for a surgery that's never been done on someone so young.
He's been frequenting doctors since he was a 10-month-old, and in that time he's been treated for recurring skin sores, internal bleeding, asthma and fevers of up to 106 degrees.
It has perplexed doctors as much as it's drained the Montrose family's ability to make ends meet. With constant medical appointments to keep, Reece's mother lost her office job. His dad's work hours have been cut, and they've been forced to move in with his grandmother.
"He practically lived in a hospital the first years of his life," Reece's 29-year-old mother, Natalia LoCicero, said. "It's been a roller coaster."