9-year old author has a dream…will you help her reach it?

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9-year old author, Makenzie Lawrey has a dream…finding a cure for Mitochondrial disease.  She even wrote a book to help raise $1 million for research.

You see, Makenzie’s brother, 6-year old Gavin, has Mitochondrial disease.  He can’t play like normal 6-year olds.  Hospitals visits and medications are the norm, not soccer practice and conquering the jungle gym at the park.  Gavin even has a service dog to help detect his seizures.

This is not the life we imagine for a 6-year-old boy.  It certainly isn’t the life little Makenzie wants for her little brother.

What exactly is mitochondrial disease?  From the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation website:

Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body except red blood cells. Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When…

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2 comments on “9-year old author has a dream…will you help her reach it?

  1. Thank you for reblogging. It means so much to this family and so many like Makenzie’s. Spreading the word is only the beginning to finding the cure.

    • I am very impressed with a 9 year old girl taking the initiative to do this. And you are very welcome for the reblog. The least I can do is share. 🙂 Also this is the first post of this type I put on this site. But it really fits.

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