Health battle doesn't stop Derby boy from giving back to community

DERBY, Kan. A Derby boy who's among thousands affected by an incurable condition called scleraderma doesn't let the diagnosis impact time he takes to give back to his community.

Wyatt the Warrior Foundation Facebook page

The Mayo Clinic defines scleraderma as "a group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues — the fibers that provide the framework and support for your body."

It's a diagnosis that comes with complications, but is not debilitating enough to keep Wyatt Wright from making a difference for other children battling illnesses. As part of his effort to give back, Wright donates slippers and socks to patients at Wesley Children's Hospital.

"We've been doing it since I was about eight and we got our own foundation," 12-year-old Wright says.

With the Wyatt the Warrior Foundation, Wright says "we like to help people with their medical bills to help get them to get treatments and stuff to cure their diseases."

In addition to donating to patients at the Wesley Children's Hospital, Wyatt is also known for helping the homeless in the Wichita area.

You can learn more about Wyatt Wright's journey and the Wyatt the Warrior Foundation on the foundation's Facebook page.