I am a 15 year old male living with a rare chronic Disease. Mitochondrial disease.
I was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease at a very young age at around 2. Mitochondrial disease currently has no cure, but their are several treatments which require vitamins and supplements. I had a G-Tube (feeding tube) until I was 10 years old. I still have a second belly button looking whole scar from it. I attend HITWGC, it is a camp for children with chronic and terminal diseases. I struggle with fatigue, relatively short stature (My family is short so I'm not sure how much it is related), I attend online school to preserve my energy for other actives and to not miss any classes. I have to sleep 10-12 hours to get a normal nights rest. For more information about this disease please consult umdf.org And help spread awareness. For those asking I am now considered critically stable, which means that I am stable but any moment shit can hit the fan. I also have heat intolerance, but I live in sunny Florida xD. I keep forgetting things, I take over 20 pills and day, and I am on a dietary restrictions that I self monitor based on how I'm feeling. At one point in my youth I was able to have 20 grams of fat. That is about 1-2 bags of lays original potatoes chips.