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Remylee Ann Morrison died from mitochondrial disease Nov. 21, 2019. Village News/Courtesy photo
Remylee Ann Morrison was three months and one day old when she died of mitochondrial disease. Her mother, Debralee Morrison, said her baby was diagnosed first with severe combined immunodeficiency, and doctors were working to get her a bone marrow transplant when Morrison found Remylee unresponsive one morning. “They got her to Rady Children’s Hospital, and we were in there three days before we got the confirmed diagnosis of mitochondrial disease,” Morrison said. “Mitochondria is actually in all of our cells in our body; it’s what gives your cells energy to keep going. Her body – her mitochondria – was dysfunctional so her cells didn’t have the energy to keep her brain, her heart, her lungs, her stomach, all her organs going; she was unable to breathe on her own.”
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