My wonderful son and best friend, intelligent, caring, adventurous, funny and many more adjectives. A son anyone would be proud of. Struck down with MELAS. Life is very cruel and he deserved a better reward for all his hard work and kindness. I miss him every single day and feel guilty because I couldn’t help him. I hope his death will not be in vain and that treatment can be discovered and a cure for mitochondrial disease can be found sometime soon.