Tag: Mitochondrial Disease

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Wish Kid Colten Met His Favorite Characters at Disney

February 19th, 2016

“He was able to give out hugs and trained to be a superhero” Two weeks after Colten turned five, he lost all functioning in his legs. He went from being able to walk normally to not even being able to stand on his own. Colten was originally diagnosed with dopamine-responsive dystonia (DRD), a rare condition […]

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Katy San Diego Wish Kid

Katy’s a California Girl

March 26th, 2014

“Katy suffers from 3 life-threatening illnesses” As a child, Katy suffered with severe muscle pain, multiple respiratory problems and digestive issues, but doctors couldn’t decipher what was wrong. After countless trips to the doctor, Katy was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune condition in which the thyroid gland is attacked by the body’s own […]

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Kolton Disney Wish

Kolton’s Disney Adventure

January 6th, 2014

“Kolton started having seizures at only 5 weeks old” When little Kolton was only 5 weeks old, he began having seizures. Doctors ran every test imaginable but couldn’t diagnosis him with anything definite. Over a year and a half later, Kolton was finally diagnosed with a carotene deficiency, which is a lack of vitamin A, […]

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Blake’s Disneyland Adventure

July 31st, 2013

“THIS TRIP MADE BLAKE’S WHOLE WORLD” Blake, an imaginative and active 9 year old is known by friends and family as an ambitious thrill seeker. He embodies everything that little boys are known for; the love of exploring the outdoors, pizza and hot wheels. This brave and intelligent youngster is enthusiastic about science, hockey and […]

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Chelsea and Luke Bryan

I Met Luke Bryan!

January 22nd, 2013

Name: Chelsea Age: 18 State: GA As a baby, Chelsea started having seizures and was experiencing gastrointestinal issues. As she grew, the issues progressed and she had to endure two surgeries to help prevent her stomach and lungs from filling up with fluid. In the coming years, Chelsea also developed problems with her fine motor skills […]

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