Cape coral girl writes book to help brother battling incurable disease
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - With the flip of a page, nine-year-old Makenzie Lawrey is helping her little brother.
"He's my superhero," Makenzie said.
She wrote and published a book called The Mighty Mito Superhero to help raise money for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
Her six-year-old brother, Gavin, is battling the incurable disease, also known as Mito. He suffers from seizures and constant pain and fatigue.
"Gavin's entire body needs to rest often if he runs and plays too long," Makenzie said.
But in her book, Gavin is transformed into superhero Mito Action G who defeats an evil villain with his trusty service dog sidekick, Hershey.