As the national media was focused on all the ALS ice-bucket challenges, September was Mitochondrial Disease Awareness month, though few in the national press noticed. So I’m going to do my own meager awareness thing by repeating a portion of my eulogy for Aaron pertaining to the disease. Forgive my indulgence:
The mitochondria are compartments within all the cells of our body, and they create energy. They take fuel and create energy. The little engines of our bodies. They create the energy that allows us to take each breath and put one foot in front of the other. And to climb a jungle gym. Its as simple as that.