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By Vicky Dorvee

Mila starts leading-edge treatment


February 15, 2018

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The Makovec-Vitarello family heading to Boston for Mila’s assessment prior to treatment for Batten Disease. Flexjet donated private transportation for the family during the assessment and treatment to prevent the possibility of exposure to germs.

Family hopeful it will improve her condition

Mila Makovec and her family have traveled to Boston to undergo a very promising treatment for the specific gene mutation she has which resulted in Batten Disease. This illness has taken the local girl’s sight, speech, mobility, made her suffer from seizures and now, more imminently, it threatens her life.

While her mother, Julia Vitarell...

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