Stories tagged with: Baylee

March 13, 2010 - 7:34pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

You may never have heard of mitochondrial disease, but every 30 minutes a child is born with the illness.

For six years Jody Thompson along with help from the community have put on the Bet on Baylee event in honor of her daughter, a nine-year old who suffers from the disease.

"The mitochondria are part of the cell that create energy from the food that you eat," said Melinda O'Toole of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. "Children and adults with the...

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