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Dhaval Rana Human Anatomy December 7, 2008 ALD also known, as Adrenoleukodystrophy is a rare, inherited disorder that leads to progressive brain damage. 1 in 20,000 boys inherit it. Augusto Odone and Michaela Teresa Murphy Odone are the parents of Lorenzo Odone, a child afflicted with the illness ALD. They became famous for discovering a treatment for their son's "incurable" illness, and this quest was recounted in the film Lorenzo's Oil. Lorenzo's Oil is an Academy Award–nominated 1992 drama film directed by George Miller. It is based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son Lorenzo's ALD. Until about the age of seven, Lorenzo Odone was a normal child. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental occurrences. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare incurable degenerative brain disorder. Frustrated at the failings of doctors and medicine in this area, the Odones
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course SCIENCE 161 taught by Professor Potenza during the Spring '10 term at Anne Arundel CC.

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