Mito-Kids: Documenting Life is a short documentary about four teenage sisters who have grown up with disabilities that stem from mitochondrial disease, a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to function properly. This video family history follows the Dole family as they are diagnosed with a series of diverse medical problems including diabetes, deafness, seizures, fatigue issues, thyroid problems and dementia. Frustrated by the lack of information available, they look for answers, while maintaining a focus on living their lives to the fullest.
The short version of the full length feature documentary in production about The Dole girls and living with Mitochondrial Disease. The footage covers 20 years of hospital stays, doctor visits,, seizures, EEG Tests, Ketogenic Diet trials, VNS surgery.