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Meet the Villasenor Family

Celebrations this holiday season will be very different for the Villaseñor family. As parents of a child with mitochondrial disease, Faustino ‘Tino’ and Kristin Villaseñor will share the joy and warmth of the season with family and friends, but they will visit online or safely separated by their living room window.

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Meet Andy

Andy Marks is a skier, a boxer and a bowler. He also enjoys movies, plays backgammon and is a stand-up comedian. His activities don’t seem too far out of the norm for a 31 year old. The difference is that Andy is blind. Andy is living with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON).

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