Stories tagged with: JODY THOMPSON

April 14, 2015 - 5:50pm
6 weeks 6 days ago

Fifteen year old Baylee Thompson has suffered from mitochondrial disease since she was nine months old.

The disease affects a person's ability to produce energy, and Baylee has never walked nor has she talked. However, her mother, Jody, said things are going well for Baylee. She said Baylee's still completely dependent on others but that her seizures have nearly gone away.

"Her seizures have subsided to almost being non existent which is just a godsend," Thompson said...

September 17, 2014 - 9:49pm
36 weeks 5 days ago

Now for a follow-up on local girl Baylee Thompson and her families effort to raise funds for a cure.

14 year old Baylee suffers from Mitochondrial, which causes energy creating cells to fail. Jody Thompson, Baylee's mother, says an entire month is now being designated to raising awareness of the disease.

"It's usually the 3rd week of September was designated a Mito Awareness Week and that happened in 30 odd states or so now that honor that, but we had a family that lost...

April 5, 2014 - 6:42pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

"Bet On Baylee" took place Saturday April 5th at the Roseville Community Center from 11AM- Midnight.

The 14 hour fundraiser includes silent auctions, half and half drawings, Texas hold'em tournaments and more. For over a decade Jody Thompson has held this event in honor of her daughter Baylee and to raise funds for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

"Mitochondrial disease stems from a defect in the mitochondria. Mitochondria is where ninety...

September 17, 2013 - 7:12pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

Jody Thompson's 13-year-old daughter Baylee suffers from the disease, a disease she says affects the Mitochondria, which stores 90% of the body's energy. Thompson said Baylee has never walked or talked and for the past 13 years. Thompson has been active in planning fundraisers and trying to make the public aware of the disease as much as possible.

"This disease is not rare, it's just misdiagnosed or undiagnosed at the time," said Thompson. "There is no known cure as of...

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