Busting Batten Disease


August 24, 2017


Photo by Julie Afflerbaugh Mila’s family from left are Alek Makovec, Mila, Azlan, and Julia Vitarello.

For the average cost of a home in Boulder, rare diseases affecting hundreds of children could be curtailed or eradicated. Six-year-old Mila Makovec was diagnosed in late 2016 with one of these diseases and her family is looking to our community to raise $1M to help children in the same unfathomable situation.

Diagnosing Mila’s illness was a journey unto itself. What doctors discovered years...

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