Newborn Screening Saves Lives: What Parents Need to Know

Elisa Seeger’s son, Aidan, was 6 1/2 years old when he started having vision problems. Seeger thought his son just needed glasses, but after what he called the “diagnostic adventure” that went from one specialist to the next, he learned that his son had a rare genetic neurological disorder. adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The once active, sports-loving, …