Author's Note: Everything in this article is true, right down to the names of Lorenzo's parents and what they're doing now. Links to more information can be found at the end of this article.
If you were a parent of a seven year-old boy and you found out that he had ALD, what would you do? You'd actually probably run to the library or the ever-famous Wikipedia to look up what ALD is exactly, since it isn't as well known as a disease we know, like cancer. After you looked it up, you'd really be depressed, actually, knowing what will happen to your seven year-old son.
In my biology class, we've been talking about the molecules of life, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. My teacher talked about a movie that isn't very well known called Lorenzo's Oil. He told us the basic information about the movie and he allowed us to watch it in class. It's probably one of the saddest and most depressing movies I have ever seen in my life.