Calvin B.

Born on November 19, 2007, Calvin is fighting mitochondrial disease. But he is much more known for his “contagious love of life,” his mother says. “He lives, loves and embraces life to the fullest.”

Every time Calvin is discharged from a hospital stay, his family has a party. “He was recently discharged after a 21-day admission to the PICU, and he hand-wrote invitations to all our neighbors to attend his ‘Calvin’s Home Party,’ which included: hot tub, dance party, and fireworks! Our entire neighborhood showed up to help him celebrate.”

Calvin’s family would like to thank the Seattle Children’s NW Mitochondrial Research Guild for its ongoing support.