The best day of Julia Vitarello’s life was the day her daughter was born. While Mila came into the world strong and healthy, around the age of three she started to get stuck on words, and later started having issues with vision and walking. Julia received the devastating news that her precious daughter had Batten disease at the age of seven, a neurological disorder for which there was, at the time, no known cure. Determined to save Mila by any means possible, Julia set out to raise enough money to fund an experimental clinical trial, and what happened next made medical history.
Listen to Julia’s interview on the True Stories of Good People podcast.