Today, pre-schooler Henry wants nothing more than toy trucks, animals and to be playing with both outside. But when he was just six days old, his parents wanted answers. #ImNotAverage
- Condition: Glutaric Acidemia Type 1
- Age: 3
- Location: Newnan, Georgia
That’s when tests on the newborn boy led to a diagnosis of Glutaric Acidemia Type 1, a metabolic imbalance that causes the body to produce dangerous toxins that can lead to metabolic stroke in people of any age.
“We were overwhelmed,” his mother says, “not knowing what the future held for our precious son.”
But thanks to early medical intervention, diet management, and hard work, Henry is more than a patient today. “He’s a typical, two and a half year old boy,” his mother says. Bring on the toy trucks, the baby animals, and the world.