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Summary of Lorenzos Oil In the movie Lorenzos Oil the true story of Lorenzo Odone and his familys fight to save his life is vividly prtrayed The movie examines the ravaging effects of a disorder called adrenoleukodystrophy ALD ALD is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the breakdown or loss of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells in the brain and progressive dysfunction of the adrenal gland There are different types of ALD The type that Lorenzo has is the most severe It affects only boys and usually occurs between the ages of 4 and 10 The movie begins by showing 5 year old Lorenzo in perfect health running and playing as other boys his age Then he suddenly becomes ill At first his behavior begins to change Lorenzo who had been a very loving and friendly child begins to show aggression and hyperactivity in school Shortly thereafter he becomes physically ill Lorenzos diagnosis is very bleak The doctors explain to his parents Augusto and Michaela that their son has a rare incurable disease that will cause his brain to deteriorate and he will die within a couple of years As Lorenzos father begins to research this disease he reads a list of symptoms that Lorenzo would soon face seizures loss of muscle tone stiffness and contracture deformities swallowing difficulties and further signs of damage to the brain tissue As the disease would progress symptoms would include paralysis hearing loss visual impaired or blindness and vegetative state Augusto and Michaela refuse to accept this They begin to research and find that there is a link between certain foods and the disorder that their son has They immediately begin to limit his dietary intake of these foods such as
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