Sunday, April 27, 2014

If It Only Takes One to Make a Difference, Imagine What We Can Do Together!

Every 30 minutes a child is born that will develop Mitochondrial disease – but Makenzie and her family are working to change that reality for the better. Through their efforts, the Lawrey family, which lives in Cape Coral, FL, continues to boost awareness and pave the way for a brighter day for kids and families affected by Mito.

With some help from her mom, Brandi, Makenzie’s first children’s book, “Mighty Mito Superhero,” was born and the preteen self-published it via Amazon’s CreateSpace, making Gavin’s heroic story available to families around the world. 

On a mission to save her little brother and others suffering from Mito, Makenzie is a little girl with BIG dreams. She wants the whole world to know what Mito is and the kinds of incredible superheroes kids with Mito are. She believes one day doctors will find a cure – and she’s already well on her way to realizing her goal of raising $1 million! Between sales from her self-published book and donations from others whom Gavin’s story has touched, Makenzie has raised nearly $40,000 for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), and counting….

I have to admit this was the first time I have ever heard of  Mitochondrial disease and the pain it causes for the individuals affected and their family.  I was lucky enough to be introduced to the book Mighty Mito Superhero" and I hope you take the time to buy the book and support Makenzie with her mission to save her little brother and others suffering from Mito.  I am amazed at what this talented girl has done already for her cause and amazed how brave her little brother is.  

After reading the book I agree fully that The Mighty Gavin is without a doubt a hero at 6 years of age!  Gavin goes through so much on a daily basis that many adults, myself included, have no idea at all.  It really puts things into perspective when one complains about a headache and yet Gavin is unable to have a painless nights sleep, but he still manages to find the time to smile.  Gavin and Makenzie are true inspirations to us all.

To make a donation, purchase a book or find out more about this awesome family here.

All opinions are 100% my own and not influenced in anyway.  I received a book for purpose of review and was not compensated for this post.

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