Metabolic Disease Program Patient Stories
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Watson, 2, has been a patient of CHOP’s Metabolic Disease Program since he was 13 days old. Recently, North Smyrna Elementary School — where his mom is a teacher — held a “Rock Your RARE” wacky dress day to support Watson and raise awareness of rare diseases.
After being rushed to CHOP with dangerously high level of ammonia, baby Gavin was diagnosed with methylmalonic acidemia, a rare, life-threatening metabolic condition.