Mighty Mito…The Superhero

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Gavin Lawrey’s rare illness often takes his energy, making it difficult for him to do all the activities he loves. But his sister, Makenzie, sees him as a superhero.

Gavin has mitochondrial disease, which in short is called mito, a condition that can damage cells in the body’s major organs and lead to muscle weakness and cardiac or liver disease.

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When Makenzie learned the extent of her brother’s sickness and the fact that research for a cure is underfunded, she decided she had to do something about it

The 9-year-old girl sat down and wrote “Mighty Mito Superhero,” a book that explains Gavin’s disease and the trials he goes through every day. She hopes to raise awareness about her brother’s condition and to also raise $1 million to help find a cure. The book tells the story of how Gavin becomes his alter-ego, a superhero named Mito Action G. Mito Action G’s powers allow him to cure kids’ seizures and defeat the villain, Mito.

Makenzie has already sold 500 books and has raised $20,000. She plans to continue pushing forward until she reaches her goal.

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