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Health Check: World Rare Disease Awareness Day

By Barbara Morse Silva
NBC WJAR Channel 10 – Apr 09, 2013

Walking is a milestone for 2-and-a-half-year-old Dustyn Schifino.

Dustyn was born with a rare disease called glutaric acidemia type 1, also known as GA1. He’s the only one in Rhode Island with this genetic disease.

He can’t break down two amino acids: lysine and tryptophan.