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Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month


Eli Mollineaux is an extraordinary young man who has a reputation throughout the Huntington Community for his great sense of humor, optimistic attitude, and sunny disposition. Born with a rare type of Mitochondrial Disease known as Pearson Marrow-Pancreas Syndrome, Eli faces many physical challenges; but he perseveres due to his spirit and positive energy, which is contagious!
I was thrilled to invite Eli, his family and friends to yesterday’s General Meeting where he was presented with a proclamation recognizing his courage and all that he has done to make our community a better place.
At the meeting, Eli and I also took the opportunity to raise awareness about this disorder, which currently has no highly effective treatments, by officially announcing that September is i Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month Suffolk County!