The Reporter | Melissa Murphy
Fighting a mitochondrial disorder his entire life, it was only a matter of time before Morlan needed a new kidney. The disease attacks the mitochondria that function as sources of energy in the cells in the body. In Morlan's case, the disorder mostly attacked his kidneys.
In 2009 he was set to get a new lease on life with a new kidney, but weeks before going into the hospital for the long awaited transplant, his surgery was canceled because he was showing signs of improvement.
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