Children With Special Needs A Wonderful Part Of Our World Today

1321 Words Feb 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Children with special needs are a wonderful part of our world today. A child with special needs bring a whole new life to those who they are around. They light up our world when we are around them and do not see when there is trouble with different issues. After watching the two movies, Lorenzo’s Oil and The Other Sister, my eyes were opened even more about living with children who have special needs. Lorenzo’s Oil is based on a true story of Michalla and Augosto Odone and their son Lorenzo. When Lorenzo is just five years old he is diagnosed with a disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy also called ALD. Once he is diagnosed the Odone’s do everything they can to find a cure for this terminal disease. After talking with doctors they find out that Lorenzo only had about two years to love. With that being said both Michalla and Augosto do everything in their power to lengthen his prognosis. ALD is a genetic disorder that is X linked. This disease causes the body to not be able to break down the long chain of fatty acids, because of this then the myelin sheath that is around the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord begins to deteriorate. There are many different symptoms that one produces such as: hyperactivity, decreased school performance, difficulty understanding verbal communication, hard time swallowing, muscle spasms and change in muscle tone, loss of hearing, visual impairment or blindness, and seizures. These are just some of the symptoms that ALD patients have. Despite…
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