I am a mom to four wonderful children. My oldest, Char, has Glutaric Acidemia Type 1. This is a rare metabolic disorder in which her body is unable to break down proteins. Charlene had what they call a metabolic crisis (brain stroke) at 8 months old. She was left with only one part of her brain not affected. She is bound to a wheelchair and is now on a ventilator for added support. She is fed by a g-tube.
I also have three other children wo were not affected. They are full of life and make everyday a joy.