The Marietta Daily Journal | Sally Litchfield
Born Dec. 29, 2001, Brody was diagnosed soon after with mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that affects how food is converted into energy. He suffered complications including multiple organ system failure which required him to spend approximately 100 days out of every year at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
By 14 months old, Brody received all his nutrition intravenously. His mother, Kristi, said, “We never knew a life outside of IV lines and the hospital. To Brody, it was normal.”
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