OlliePalooza: A Night Honoring the Thousands of Children Living Bravely with Mitochondrial Disease
Mitochondrial diseases are those disorders that affect the function of the mitochondria, the 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 they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell.
“Oliver has suffered from hypotonia (low muscle tone) and poor weight gain since infancy,” says
According to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, every thirty minutes a child is born who will develop mitochondrial disease by age 10.
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